Hello fellow female rippers. Put me on the female pile. I am 64 yrs old and fell on my kitchen tile floor March 6 and surgery was 10 days later. I also broke a small piece of my patella off which the os reattached by tying a string thing around it like a little package. I haven't read about very many of patella injury along with qtr did your patella break? Going to see the os today to see if I can stop using the immobilizer and a general check up.Actually I haven't had it on for several weeks even though his aide told me to. I bought a heavy duty knee sleeve made by Futura. It is comfortable and adds some stability. Helps with the confidence.My rom is about 105 at 11 weeks. I've been to pt a few times but they feel bad for me because of my 75 dollar copayment . So my pt guy gives me stuff to do everyday at home.. I have been walking and putting weight on it very early after the surgery. No real complaints other than missing the best fishing season this spring. I live in Florida and glad there's no ice issues here. I do however get swelling from the knee down to my ankles after exercise , guess that's normal. I also have a brown bruise on the back of my knee I need to ask about , doesn't hurt or anything just ugly. Most knee surgeries here in Florida are knee replacements so my pt guy is very familiar with those and says he has never seen our type of injury. I think I am going to see if I can find a new pt center. I've learned more reading this site than I have from any other source.
Welcome aboard. Sorry you had the injury that then led you to this board. I am in a very small town and my injury, QTR, was only his 2nd. I think he did a good job, But yeah, it would be good to find a PT where you are that are somewhat familiar with your injury. Perhaps talk to your OS about it. And as far as that bruising behind the knee, I posted about mine with image back in April. http://www.epicski.com/t/66016/quadriceps-tendon-rupture-repair-and-rehab/8460#post_1869088 OS said is was just cosmetic as in didn't look great but was nothing serious. Like old blood caught up in the skin. You are right, this is a good forum. Good luck with your recovery!