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POD 4

So far so good.  Its a little bit of a challenge to get around but I think Im doing ok.  Learned a new lesson, when a doc says to take a certain pain medication for 2 weeks, dont stop it only 4 days post op.  I was hurting so bad but took it and pain went back under control.  I can attempt now to do a SLR but the leg still isnt straight like I still cant fully extend it and its still very very painful.  This is going to be a long drawn out recovery/rehab so I shoudnt expect things to happen overnight.  I decided to change the dressings today, the wound looked ok, a little red and very...

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Post op day 2

Well had the surgery Mon morning around 1000 or so.  Had to be there at 0700.  It was 2 hrs long, they put two wires and a screw to peice it back together.  It was definately a displaced transverse fx, he said Im only the second person hes seen in the literature thats had this happen after patellar realignment surgery (the...

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Back to sqauare one....litterally

I was doing so good even with the tendonitis.  I was fully extending and almost fully flexing my knee.  I was full weight bearing, walkign fine.  Hardly any swelling around the...

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Houston.....we have a problem altho minor...

Well I went to PT today and could hardly do any of the excersises, was caught again with tears coming out of my eyes.   The PT looked at me said 'i know physical therapy hurts but it shouldnt be this painful, something isnt right'.  She took a look at it and doesnt think its anything serious but need to back off PT for a couple days and see the surgeon again just to make sure.  Shes thinking its...

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Problem or weather.....?

I have no idea whats going on.  All of a sudden Monday I noticed severe sudden pain right above, under and directly lateral to the patella.  It feels like the...

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Still doing good but had a dork moment

Like I said in the title Im stil doing good.  Im walking on my own, no cane or crutches with relatively no problems or pain.  The ROM is up to about 115*.  Strength is coming back slowly but Im aggressivly working on that with...

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Doing better all around....

Well Im doing better all around, Im not sick anymroe.  My knee is getting better, Im walking with one cane relatively well.  My leg stil gets 'tired' when Im standing too long or when Im walking too much.  The ROM is up to 96 degrees, strength is up too.  The sharp pains I was having have calmed down, I still touch on it every now and then but its not as bad as it was. ...

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