Agree. I'm at 7+ weeks and have been very cautiously extending ROM, now at 90 deg. Also extending weight bearing to 50% (keep checking on bathroom scales) and can stand on two feet quite happily, but not walk yet, except on crutches using both feet. Seems to be healing too. Scar looks good and swelling going down.
I've been doing it mainly by just moving about on crutches, trying to live as normally as possible, but without overdoing it. I have to have an occasional rest with the leg up and out of the splint, but this is getting less frequent.
The only proactive thing I've been doing is pulling my knee up as far as it will go, whilst in bed on my side, and leaving it as long as it is comfortable. I can now sleep with it at 90, but couldn't a week ago.
I tried a first shuffling step this morning, which means 100% weight on the bad leg for just a brief moment. It seemed OK but don't want to push it too fast. Not quite "take up thy bed and walk"!
PS tried both feet walking again. The technique seems to be to have both crutches to the ready but off the floor. Then lean (rock) on to the bad leg with it straight until you can swing you good leg forwards a few inches. Keep both legs straight and just keep rocking from one side to the other and swinging the loose leg. It's a start, even though I look like a very slow clockwork robot!
Edited by skip intro - 5/29/12 at 2:20am