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Offline Chiropractor2001

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6300 on: March 31, 2017, 05:36:18 PM »
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Great.. my biggest jump was between 8 weeks to 12 weeks...
Warm up your tissue ( quads ) and then slowly stretch. And the wall slides did wonders for me.. best of luck... ( I also did graston. Some ultrasound to loosen up).. I did them at my own clinic .. I am about 6 months now from first surgery and feeling good. Going downstairs a bit difficult however everything else is getting better..

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6301 on: March 31, 2017, 06:33:40 PM »
Thats good to hear thanks. When you mention stairs, just as a rough guide when were you able to confidentially walk up and downstairs unaided? Just roughly, if you can remember? Cheers.

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6302 on: March 31, 2017, 08:54:16 PM »
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I am not a good example. I started walking up and down slowly around 8-9 weeks. ( minimum pressure on the quads) last thing you want is to re injure it.  And I walking up the stairs around 12 weeks was very good. Going down will take much longer. However I practice it everyday at least 30 times to.get my muscles to work . People are different.. I suggest to work on your flexion and extension range of motion , then quads / lower quads. The stairs will work.out... one day at a time. It will take about a year until you feel 100% normal again. If you work at it hard enough.
Try to see a good/ a bit aggressive rehab guy...
 

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6303 on: March 31, 2017, 11:40:24 PM »
Thanks, luckily I have found a good rehab guy so that should be ok. Were you ruptured quad tendon?

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6304 on: March 31, 2017, 11:53:35 PM »
No full patellar tendon tear.. the knee cap / patella was sitting in my thigh. It looked messed up. I got two guys to put me in the car and drove home. Called my wife and went to Er. However , I knew what I had done. However I had never seen one in the clinic. So it was new to me..
Surgery two days later. .. and I am planning to make sure I am close to 90% in one year ..

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6305 on: April 01, 2017, 12:27:47 PM »
Ok thanks. That's exactly the same as me with regards to the rupture, horrible when they show you / explain.
I'll continue with the stretches. Progressing to 90 degree in a couple of weeks then take it from there.

Thanks for the reply / info  :)

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6306 on: April 06, 2017, 04:34:57 AM »
Made it around the bike today and proceeded to bike 1.5 miles in 10 mins. Not an impressive time but given it was the first attempt on the bike I believe it calls for a celebration.

Drinks on me Arooh Arooh!!

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6307 on: April 06, 2017, 11:14:26 AM »
That's really good mate, talk about cracking on with it !

Much slower approach for me by the looks of things.

In fact I have a question for you guys. When you came off the crutches what did you lose first the crutches or the varying degree knee brace ?? Cheers.

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6308 on: April 06, 2017, 07:20:20 PM »
Hi sinkrate
Start the bike... you need to increase your rom at 9 weeks. Your tendon is mostly healed... a little bit of pressure is okay.  Get rid of the crutches.. you are at 9 weeks.. use the brace however start your rehab... rowing and bike .. you have to work at it a bit at the time.. if you were in good shape before surgery .. non smoker and healthy then push yourself a bit..
Again.. just my opinion.. at nine weeks I had no brace and no crutches.. the longer you wait the longer the recovery..

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6309 on: April 07, 2017, 01:40:52 AM »
I'm listening to what Chiropractor is saying and so far he's leading me right. To this point iit seems like the body is ready for more than  the mind is ready for.....unless your like a special forces type dude and can push through anything. For the rest of us the progress is made at the point where discomfort takes over.

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6310 on: April 12, 2017, 07:40:03 PM »
Hi everyone I'm new here...well I've been reading this for 5 months now....anyways I'm in California very athletic, previous out of state firefighter, linebacker in hs and small college.
Tore my right patella tendon 8/21/16.....due to insurance issues and a Dr that randomly retired on me, an er that didn't tell me anything and 3 weeks between each step to see a Dr(3 total), get an MRI, and see a specialist; I finay got surgery 1/31/17.
I was walking around and trying to workout this whole time (5 months)  but couldn't bend the leg much. I was weight bearing the day after surgery and now am 22 days post op. The surgery hurt less then the injury and the time after it pre op so that's not an issue.

I know I'm gonna be fine when this is all said and done thanks to all you ppl who blogged here but I am also trying something nobody here spoke about. A peptide named "BPC 157".....this is the first time I have ever done anything like this. I have a detailed log but basically I inject 300mcg 3x a day(started 2 days prior to surgery) directly near the knee...I'm doing both knees and can tell u it does feel to be working. I didn't have stitches for my wound but it was completely closed up at 2 weeks. I did a lot of research during those months of being debillated and stumbled upon this in bodybuilding forums and what not. I'm also doing acupuncture (began 2nd week) and it does make a difference also as far as feeling circulation.... Also I use " dit da jow" to increase circulation on my own and I do feel warmth at my toes that ankle pumps don't do.  Ps peptides are legal for research at least in the states.
Anyways I'm still in the leg immobilizer for 4 weeks and begin pt 3/3/17.....I don't know if I'll get a hinged brace due to insurance but we'll see what happens.

I just wanted to inform everyone of other trains of thought(TCM) and hope everyone is doing fine.  Positive vibes !!

Sorry for the horrid typing I'm using a small tablet lol

I tried bpc 157 on my microfracture. It didn't work. I think because I didn't refrigerate it once I reconstituted it, it probably went bad. TB500 on the other hand gave me alot of relief and made me feel a lot better, also I had less crepitus and could walk a lot longer on it. I'm planning on doing a cycle of both on my left knee. I had a meniscus trim done on it two years ago and although it feels better it still gets quite stiff and theres alot of popping in that knee so rather than go for some expensive prp I think I'll try this out first.
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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6311 on: April 14, 2017, 03:07:46 AM »
Hey bizzybank I've heard good things about tb500 but I never got around to trying it. As far as the 157 went for me I do believe it did give me an added push to recover a bit especially during the initial post op trauma. Right now I'm actually doing 2 other peptides which are supposed to help by releasing your own stores of naturally occurring Growth hormone. The peptides are (ghrp2 and mod-grf 1-29). I'm not sure if it's helping but it sure can't be hurting. I'm bending pretty good and my leg is starting to get some muscle and definition back. Have you done anything else for your injury besides that??

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6312 on: April 17, 2017, 05:26:07 PM »
Hey bizzybank I've heard good things about tb500 but I never got around to trying it. As far as the 157 went for me I do believe it did give me an added push to recover a bit especially during the initial post op trauma. Right now I'm actually doing 2 other peptides which are supposed to help by releasing your own stores of naturally occurring Growth hormone. The peptides are (ghrp2 and mod-grf 1-29). I'm not sure if it's helping but it sure can't be hurting. I'm bending pretty good and my leg is starting to get some muscle and definition back. Have you done anything else for your injury besides that??

I've heard good things about those two as well. One of my buddies used IGF-1-LR3 for his shoulder and said it did the job, but gave him some interesting side effects. I'm also cautious about reading up on peptides on forums because you don't now who's a peptide sales rep and selling snake oil. But tb500 and bpc-157 have the most positive things written about them and they seem to be mostly side effect free. Even though I ordered them, I'm gonna wait a bit before using them. I wanna see how much the stem cells I just had heal up my right knee. With TB500 its systemic so even injecting it in your left knee you could feel the effects in the other. When the healing starts to plateau for a bit I'll start using them.

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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6313 on: April 18, 2017, 03:37:42 AM »
Oh man that's amazing that you got stem cell therapy....it was my hope that using the peptides were like the cheap version of stem cells and it would get a boost on the healing process. So far so good and my knee is doing extremely well....now it's about building up the muscle strength so I can function like I need it. Good stuff man I hope it works even better for you. Keep us up to date with yours. No one here seemed to care much about alternative ideas.

Oh yea as far as side effects go I had super fast growth of hair and nails, I did burn fat but I gained water weight also. Right now I am on a slight break from it and lost the water and kept the fat loss from coming back.
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Re: Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery
« Reply #6314 on: May 11, 2017, 04:31:20 AM »
Any updates????

14 weeks post-op myself and going strong.  Stairs are a problem still but biking and walking is good.  Still tough to stop standing with the injured leg locked out but it is doable with awareness placed on it.  Beginning to start weight training with load next week instead of just high reps with minimal weight.  Looking forward to week 16 when I'm gonna turn it up some more toward sport specific training.















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