Now I am exactly 8 weeks post-op. ROM is at ~105, walking, swimming and stationary bike are all OK. PT is still saying no to all strength training other than the specific knee, foot and balance exercises I've listed before. Like many of you I find ROM improves gradually almost by itself, and by doing everyone's favourite wall slides.
Like Andy44 I'm quite happy to be able to swim a lot already, bit really I'd like to be able to run as well. Running used to be so easy and relaxing for me. Used to be a way of life. Based on earlier postings I've read I think that proper running might take 5 or 6 months to achieve. Have to be patient At the moment, my leg feels exremely week in the quads area.
I wonder - how weak were your quads shortly after your knee immobilizer came off?
Since my QTR was operated late, I had already had 6 weeks without the use of my quads by the time of my op. Then I had the normal 6 weeks (post op) without any quads exercises at all. So when the immobilizer finally came off after the 12 weeks my qauds were really, really weak. Even now I'm not allowed to do any quads strengthening exercises, other than what I get indirectly from trying to walk up and down stairs, walking, swimming.... For me the ROM brace is still mandatory except while I'm walking around the house at home. I don't feel secure without it, yet.