Operation Enduring Freedom tibia plateau fracture

Hello - U.S. Army Apache Pilot, broke my tibia plateau in Afghanistan. Had surgery in Aug ( "L" shaped plate with (5) screws), non weight bearing for (10) weeks after surgery, now that I have started PT, I am having (below the knee) pain during leg extensions and acute pain as I begin to walk (at the point that I put weight on the knee joint). Physical therapist said it might be the screws causing the acute pain. My questions are 1) How long should I continue PT? 2) Will I ever be able to run 2-3 miles per day? 3) should I get the screws taken out? any information would be a great help. Thanks in advance for your response. -Rob

Posted By Rob on November 09, 2007 at 10:15:58:

Indications: knee strains or sprains, chondromalacia, Osgood Schlatter's Disease (adolescent knee syndrome), swelling and edema of the knee, ligament instability, knee instability, recurrent knee pain, arthritis, degenerative joint disease.

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