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Offline plshalpmeh

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Ruptured left quad - Only Foam Knee Brace?
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:17:24 AM »
Complete rupture of left quad. Surgery performed 2 days ago (2 days after rupture occurred, falling down stairs).

Only given flimsy FOAM knee brace???

I'm in Canada.

I see everyone here were given proper knee braces.

Should I complain and get one, or will the foam brace be enough?

Not supposed to bend knee for 3 months.

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Re: Ruptured left quad - Only Foam Knee Brace?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 05:23:39 PM »
Hi - Interesting question - never heard in all these years of a foam brace being fitted - first reaction - would not be strong enough-  I would be asking the surgeon - have you seen this type of injury before - a very rare trauma -

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Re: Ruptured left quad - Only Foam Knee Brace?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 12:59:18 AM »
Complete rupture of left quad. Surgery performed 2 days ago (2 days after rupture occurred, falling down stairs).

Only given flimsy FOAM knee brace???

I'm in Canada.

I see everyone here were given proper knee braces.

Should I complain and get one, or will the foam brace be enough?

Not supposed to bend knee for 3 months.

The hospitals gave me the foam braces when I ruptured both of mine but I was given the 'good' brace after my first surgery. I would definitely complain as this is an integral tool in your recovery.

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Re: Ruptured left quad - Only Foam Knee Brace?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 08:05:17 AM »
I would have a thought the minimum of a plaster cast, which is normal in the UK - How is the knee today?

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