tibia plateau fracture PT

My wife broke her left tibia plateau and fibula 4 weeks ago. She had plates/screws put in 9 days ago and is in rehab hospital now. Our insurance is kicking her out and will only pay for 30 PT visits per yr. The Dr said NWB for 12 weeks. My questions are: 1) how does she best utilize the 30 PT visits? I'm guess some(6-8) 2-3 weeks prior to weight-bearing status change, with most being after the 12 weeks. 2)is there a PT regimen/exercises that she can be doing until the weight bearing status change? I have been unable to find anything via Google. 3) she is having great difficulty moving her foot upwards. Any exercise or heat/ice treatments that can help stretch the achilles tendon? The Dr suspected some Achilles tendon damage but ultrasound did not show any injury. 4) what should her ROM be by the time her weight bearing status changes? 5) she is able to move 30-35 deg now 7 days after surgery (with assistance). Is this normal? and how quickly should this increase?

Posted By Paul on May 17, 2007 at 08:17:47:

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