On 3-1-09 I had a complete rupture of my left quadriceps tendon, the most horrific pain I have ever felt. I had surgery 2 days later on 3-3-09. My OS said the surgery was a complete success. I tripped or slipped off of three steps off my deck, it happened so fast.
I was put in a full leg cast and will be in it for 6-8 weeks. I have to go back to the OS on 3-13 to have my cast removed, have my staples taken out, then a new cast put on.
The OS said I will start PT after the cast comes off at the end of April, and I'm sure I will have some other type of apparatus put on.
I've read all these other threads and have yet to read about anybody having to wear a full leg cast. It seems to be either a leg immobilizer or some type of hinged brace. And also everyone is starting PT within a week or so of their surgery. I guess I really don't understand this approach. If I broke my leg this makes total sense( I would be in a cast for longer). Should I go to a different OS?
I do have some lower back problems, nothing bad, but this cast really puts alot of strain on my lower back.
Let me know what all of you think.
Thank you and good luck!!!