physical therapy for Broken tibia

My daughter broke her tibia above the ankle last week, it was a complex but not compound fracture. She had surgery 4 days later. the doctor said he drilled holes and sutured it, no pins. It is still very swollen 5 days after surgery, her foot is black and blue and she is hardly moving it. We are still putting ice on frequently through out the day. I think she needs to start with some simple excercises. The doctor told her to flex it once in a while and that's all she will do. I'm so afraid of her losing use of the leg or forming a blood clot. Any suggestions for some simple excercises that can start to get her back on her feet?

Posted By Grace on February 02, 2008 at 09:44:01:

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