Broken knee cap and no $$$$

I broke my knee cap on April 1 2015. Had surgery on the 7th. It’s now June 12. I can walk without cane but still need knee brace. Swollen and can only bend at 90 degrees. I have no insurance or $$ and cannot afford physical therapy. Can you tell me what sort of physical therapy there is for a broken patella that I can do at home? Please help… I am (was) an avid runner and I am totally depressed about this. It feels like it will never end.

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    May PT

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    Be patient grasshopper. Broken bones take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to fully heal. It’s only been a week! Don’t push the bending (flexion) of your knee right now…frankly, I’m suprised you doc is letting you bend your knee at all during the phase of healing that you are in, or are you “locked” at 90 degrees due to the brace? Call some local PT’s clinics and maybe they will take pity on you and give you a cut rate or barter or something. Good luck!


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