Hello I am exactly 5 weeks today of a patello-femoral replacement, an OATS procedure and a MPFL tightening. I have been in a locked brace at full extension (no weight bearing) and on crutches. I have been in PT since one week post op. My knee is still very swollen and painful. I try to stand on both legs, distributing weight evenly, but cannot. My knee won't straighten while standing and there is tremendous pressure. My leg and foot turn dark red when I stand up. (And no it's not a blood clot.. I've had it checked). I have not even tried to walk because of the OATS procedure. (because I have not been allowed) I have not been able to. Even my quad exercises cause pain under the knee cap. I have 100 deg flexion (painful but can get there) and 0 extension. In PT I do straight leg raises, (which cause pain under my knee cap) and hamstring "curls" (lying on belly and bending knee) and short arc lifts. (Lie on back.. ball under knee and raise leg). My quads are very weak.. as are the rest of my leg muscles, obviously. Dr did say a 6-9 month recovery but I should be walking by 4 months. I'm seeing my surgeon tomorrow for my first follow up. I see other people, even with full replacements have been walking for some time and there is NO WAY I would be able to even if I was allowed. I just feel like this is abnormal. I'm feeling so so bummed and worried. I can't even imagine all of you are walking by now and I'm no where near that. Please advise! Thanks so much!!