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Will I EVER walk again?

Asked by scamp (13129points) February 26th, 2008

I had knee surgery January 8th. I still can’t walk far without crutches after 7 weeks. The doctor transplanted stem cells from bone marrow in my thigh into a divot in my knee cap. Is it normal to be off my feet for this long?

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seek2be's avatar

i was off for quite a while myself but i would ask my doctor if i were you. Seems like you should have start PT by now also.

Vincentt's avatar

I’d also ask your doctor, best way to be sure.

scamp's avatar

That’s the odd thing. He says no PT just yet. But i don’t see him agin till the 17th, so I think I will call him and let him know I’m not mcuh better..Thanks!

Cardinal's avatar

Hmmm I had big time knee surgery and started PT in the hospital and was going to out-patient PT on the 6th day (on crutches). I understand if you wait too long for PT and the scar tissue starts to build up (and it always does) you are hosed!

scamp's avatar

Thanks Cardinal. I hope it’s not too late for me. I guess I will call the doctor and ask him why he hasn’t sent me for PT yet. I guess My new name will be gimpy from now on!!

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

I hope you are on your feet by now. When I saw this was your first question, I thought you might have gotten into some kind of accident to were you were paralyzed. I think it varies with age when healing from surgery.

scamp's avatar

Thanks AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA. I am still not healed all the way, but I am back to work and on the mend. There was another thread here where some of us compared knee surgery experiences , and I found out that it may take a whole year before I feel “normal” again. I still use a cane if I am going to do alot of walking, but I get around ok otherwise.

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