10 weeks since injury
8 weeks since surgery
Here I sit on my 51st birthday with an ice pack on my knee. ROM is about 90 degrees and I’m working on getting my strength back. I still can’t do a full revolution on the stationary bike, but I’m climbing stairs now. A couple weeks ago I started walking around the house without the brace – cautiously putting it on to climb the stairs. Then I started sleeping without it – pure bliss. On the 20th I saw the OS. He said the injury was healed, but to be careful and not put myself in a situation where I could fall and tear things. Since then I’ve been real careful, and the brace has stayed off. While insurance covered most of the brace, I’m blown away that it cost $521!
If you are new to our club I have one recommendation that helped me immensely: North Face, Men's paramount peak convertible pants: http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=143924&storeId=207&catalogId=10201&langId=-1&from=subCat&parent_category_rn=11704&variationId=0C5
Go out and buy two pairs (approx $65). They’re baggie so they fit over the brace, and you can zip off the pants leg for PT workouts and OS visits. This one thing made my ventures out into the world possible.
Good luck to all and season’s greetings!