Re: tibia plateau fracture PT

I just had a motorcycle accident and surgery (6 screws and a plate) as well. The first few days were agony - I couldn't move it after the second day - don't even try. But about a week afterwards I was at 55 degrees, two days later at 70 degrees, and a week after that 90 degrees. Tomorrow will be three weeks since surgery and although it does hurt to really push it, I am at about 105 degrees. It feels like your knee is going to explode from the pressure! But it doesn't, and it does get easier every day. I find the best is to sit on something hi off the ground and swing my leg back and forth.
You do want to work on it in about a week though. My PT said that whatever ROM you have after three months is what you are stuck with. Either that, our they will have to sedate you and force it.

Posted By JD on August 12, 2009 at 17:14:34:

In Reply to: Re: tibia plateau fracture PT posted by MA on August 12, 2009 at 03:08:45:

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