Fractured Tibial Plateau + Physical Therapy?
Well I fractured my tibial plateau, a type 2 Shatzkers fracture, at the beggining of April, had surgery on the 7 of April and have wanted to start physical therapy. My orthopedic surgeon put a L-sensoredress plate, five screws, and cadaver bone into my leg. It has only been three weeks and yesterday was my first P.T. session. The P.T. was great I gained 20 degrees my first day from bending my leg at 95 degrees to 118 in one session. So, anyways my surgeon called and said that he had accidentally had his nurse send a script to the P.T. saying it was o.k for me to begin physical therapy, and that he wanted me to stop immediately. The exercises that I was doing and will continue to do are not weight bearing excercises which put absolutely no stress on the fracture. So my question is why would the doctor not want me to work the muscles and bend my leg when I’m not putting any weight on the bone and I had no damage to my knee. Also i’m an 18 year old male, in great shape and I can’t stand sitting around doing nothing with my leg. Any help, advice or suggestions. Also if you could possibly give me an extimate or know how long a shatzkers type 2 tibial plateau fracture takes to heal? I know that is a broad question but any help is greatly appreciated.Sincerely,Mike Schallock