- 2 days: no bend
- 7 days: 50 degrees
- 14 days: 74 degrees (around this time, the PT unlocked my brace to 90 degrees)
- 21 days: 87 degrees
- 28 days: 105 degrees (am almost able to pedal on the bike, all the way around)
I cannot believe the amount of work that goes into each session and at home on my own, in order to basically learn how to walk again. As of yesterday, I feel like I've hit a plateau with my progress. My knee has been in some pain that doesn't necessarily seem to be associated with the type of pain I feel when I do therapy. And to make matters worse, I slipped on a puddle of water this morning and my bag leg/knee did the "work" to catch my step and that pretty much hurt my kneecap in a not-so-good way.
A lot of my discomfort (according to the PT) can be attributed to the fluid that is still present in my knee. Also, while I am working a lot on my bend, my knee won't straighten to 0 degrees (normal) yet. Obviously, I doesn't feel normal yet either. I'm still going to therapy 3x a week and they haven't said anything yet about cutting back on days or when I will be discharged. I'm sure it won't be for a while though and I'm okay with that. I need all the help I can get to learn how to walk again!
|Still looks pretty bad. Definitely not normal!|
|Not quite completely straight.|