I just found this board, and am grateful for all the posts describing this injury and subsequent recovery.
I suffered a complete QT rupture about 7 weeks ago.
I was descending the stairs into my basement, whilst carrying my two-year-old son in my left arm, and a nice cup of espresso in my right hand. As I approached the bottom of the stairs, I suddenly felt a horrible pain in my left knee and thigh, accompanied by a horrible ripping/popping sound. Because of the location and intensity of the pain, I honestly thought my femur was disintegrating. I instinctively cradled my son to the floor, threw my coffee to the wall, and commenced to howling and teaching my son some adult language. After a few minutes of agony and my son asking if I was okay, I somehow managed to coach my son upstairs (I was home alone with him) and into a high chair. I was lucky to have some percocet left from oral surgery a few years ago. I took one of those and washed it down with a shot of whiskey (seemed like a good idea at the time), and waited for my wife to come home.
Long story short, I had an MRI and out-patient, open-knee surgery a week later. Sugery was 6 weeks ago now, and I am 2 weeks into PT. I am able to bend my knee to about 66 degrees at this point and have been cleared to begin putting some weight on my left leg, but still have to wear a full-leg imobilizer brace and crutches.
I guess what I'm wondering is what to expect with the rest of my recovery. The PT I have is great, but in the 17 years of practice, I am only her second QT rupture patient.
Any advice on how the recovery usually goes (especially, the time frame) would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your input.
P.S. I didn't even get a sip of the coffee.