- Mar 11, 2014
- United States
@sistersinhim thanks for the suggestions. The urge to bend my knee only lasted about 7-10 days. I’ve gotten use to it being straight now. I’ve ordered a different brace that is telescoping so I’ll be able to raise or lower the straps so they won’t be over the incision or around the quad area that is so tender. I believe my PT will start in December and I highly doubt he’ll let me forego formal PT. And I don’t really want to. I don’t want to risk doing something wrong that will re-injury the quad tendon. He has a very specific rehab protocol that he will be giving my therapist to follow. I talked with the PA this morning about activating the quad muscles by doing quad tightening exercises or even simple things like raising my leg an inch to slide it over. Absolutely not. They don’t want me doing any activation of the quad at all. Obviously I’m using my quads when I walk but they don’t want me doing anything that will put a strain on the repair.