6 week 1 day post op.. Surgical site healed really well. still have some occasional swelling after a long day of moving around. weight bearing and walking(if thats what you wanna call it) without brace inside of house. Outside and at work still advised to wear brace which is set at 40 for rom today. I was told to move the brace an additional 10 degrees every week. The doc also wants me to rub and massage the injury area as often as possible. I was given some stretches and excercises to perform at home but no official order for PT. Doc said I can get into a pool but limit swimming with legs. The pool seemed to help a lot of folks on this site along with early weight bearing and stretches.. Im a Police Officer and Im in the Army reserves so this injury has literally put me on the sidelines but my ortho and pa gave me a shred of hope and some goals that I will meet head on. Im hoping to report to ft leonardwood for some training in the middle of August which is mostly classroom :) So here is the Quap rip breakdown
42 year old male
playing basketball and injured during a attempt to dunk(no comment lmao!!!!) feb 28
surgery march 12 2012
back to er while experiencing the worst pain ever after nerve block wore off/ sent my bp through the roof until pain was managed/sent home with a handy little medicine ball that dripped pain meds through a cathiter and lasted a couple of days/ off pain meds after a week/pain free since.
March 26 2012 stapples removed still locked out at 0 in my brace/told i could weight bear
April 10 2012 brace moved to 30 for rom and PA stated she wanted me to be walking without crutches with the brace by next visit./worked on it for 2 weeks and proud to say im walking pretty good around the house in brace.
April 24(today) 6 weeks into this and my leg is feeling stronger everyday. brace moved to 40 degrees./told i could hang leg off of bed and aply light pressure to achieve 10 degrees weekly. next appointment not until 6 weeks from now. PA said I wont be running by august but he invisions me to be walking enough to be able to attend my Army school..(glimmer of hope and a real goal is set finnaly.
Overall a pretty good day today.. to my fellow quadrippers good luck in your recovery and to the new guys, stay in the fight! soon you will be at 6 weeks. once it gets going its a pretty fast ride.. This site is awsome..