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Old 02-15-2014, 11:27 PM  
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So IOhh broke my leg on valentines day.

I have never broken a bone before. I was walking down my stairs to my driveway and I guess when I had shoveled and salted I missed a stair.

My foot started to slip and I started to fall backwards, then my foot hit the dry pavement and stuck, which in turn basically folded my leg in half.

I am pretty well incapacitated. I was wondering if anyone had some ideas of a new hobby I could pick up while sitting on the couch 23 hours a day.

Ohh, I have copys of the xrays if anyone wants to see them. Pretty gruesome though.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #121
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Not sure how I missed this thread, but I had a similar injury (torn ligaments, broken tibia, fibula, femur). They put my knee back together just to stabilize it with an external fixator. I had to wait for 5 months before they went back in to reconstruct it. After my 2nd knee surgery I had to sit in a constant passive motion machine for 23 hours a day for 2 weeks with my leg stapled from my shin to my quad.

Glad you made it through, it definitely gets better.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:58 PM   #122
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Just a quick update:

Its been 4 weeks since my surgery, the cast came off today and i am now in a walking boot(which i am still not allowed to put pressure on yet)

It still has to be elevated basically all the time, which sucks.

I am starting physical therapy next week.

Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel anyways.

ohh, and i havent taken any painkillers in 2 weeks, i know a few of you guys mentioned that so i figured i would throw that in there.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:48 AM   #123
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Just a quick update:

Its been 4 weeks since my surgery, the cast came off today and i am now in a walking boot(which i am still not allowed to put pressure on yet)

It still has to be elevated basically all the time, which sucks.

I am starting physical therapy next week.

Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel anyways.

ohh, and i havent taken any painkillers in 2 weeks, i know a few of you guys mentioned that so i figured i would throw that in there.
Sounds like you are recovering well! And at least you aren't additcted to painkillers now.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:01 AM   #124
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Glad you are on the mend.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:04 AM   #125
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Do what the doctors PT people say.

I know a lot of people who did too much because it felt OK or too little because it hurt that wish they would have followed directions.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:05 AM   #126
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:52 AM   #127
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Update.

Been out of the walking boot for about 4 weeks now. Been going to physical therapy. Allowed to put full weight on my leg and walking around with one crutch as a makeshift cane. Feeling good.

On a side note its amazing how much muscle deteriorates when you dont use it. My calf is just a flab of nothingness.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #128
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Nice work. Do exactly the PT they recommend, no more and no less. Most people neglect it, a few try to come back too fast... neither is good. PT is important.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #129
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Update.

Been out of the walking boot for about 4 weeks now. Been going to physical therapy. Allowed to put full weight on my leg and walking around with one crutch as a makeshift cane. Feeling good.

On a side note its amazing how much muscle deteriorates when you dont use it. My calf is just a flab of nothingness.
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