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Posted: 9/9/2010 12:40:05 PM EDT
Soooo i fell 3 weeks ago on the outside of my right knee. It swelled up about the size of a cantalope before i went to the doctor two days later. They put me in a knee imoblizer an on crutches for a week and told me to follow up with a orthapedic specialist the following mon. I stayed on the crutches and in the imobilizer until that fri and started to walk on it again. So last mon I went to the orthepedic and was told i needed a MRI so i walked on it with no crutches for another week and had a MRI on it last friday and they called today to tell me that the top of my tibia is fractured and I am out of comission and on crutches for a month. So heres my question, Im 6'6" and crutches are a royal bitch to use, if i use my crutches about 50% of the time am i setting myself back any major recovery time or should i use the crutches 100% of the time??
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 12:53:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 12:53:53 PM EDT by uxb]
Originally Posted By CSAKing:
Soooo i fell 3 weeks ago on the outside of my right knee. It swelled up about the size of a cantalope before i went to the doctor two days later. They put me in a knee imoblizer an on crutches for a week and told me to follow up with a orthapedic specialist the following mon. I stayed on the crutches and in the imobilizer until that fri and started to walk on it again. So last mon I went to the orthepedic and was told i needed a MRI so i walked on it with no crutches for another week and had a MRI on it last friday and they called today to tell me that the top of my tibia is fractured and I am out of comission and on crutches for a month. So heres my question, Im 6'6" and crutches are a royal bitch to use, if i use my crutches about 50% of the time am i setting myself back any major recovery time or should i use the crutches 100% of the time??


Use the crutches 100% of the time until told otherwise.

You risk the bone healing out of alignment which would require re-breaking and possibly external fixation for repair. A long and painful alternative to using crutches as instructed.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 12:56:13 PM EDT


"The doctor I pay money to told me this but I wanted to ask arfcom what they thought of this advice"


Sorry for your troubles dude.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 12:58:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedfella:


"The doctor I pay money to told me this but I wanted to ask arfcom what they thought of this advice"


Sorry for your troubles dude.


+1
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 1:23:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CSAKing:
Soooo i fell 3 weeks ago on the outside of my right knee. It swelled up about the size of a cantalope before i went to the doctor two days later. They put me in a knee imoblizer an on crutches for a week and told me to follow up with a orthapedic specialist the following mon. I stayed on the crutches and in the imobilizer until that fri and started to walk on it again. So last mon I went to the orthepedic and was told i needed a MRI so i walked on it with no crutches for another week and had a MRI on it last friday and they called today to tell me that the top of my tibia is fractured and I am out of comission and on crutches for a month. So heres my question, Im 6'6" and crutches are a royal bitch to use, if i use my crutches about 50% of the time am i setting myself back any major recovery time or should i use the crutches 100% of the time??


Yes
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 1:23:55 PM EDT
well dammit k well anyone got any tips for making crutches easier???????????
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:06:50 PM EDT
Use the crutches the way you were instructed. We don't tell you to do this just to see if you can or will.
I had a patient a while back who had an ankle sprain. I told his mother to put ice on it. She asked me if I was sure since her aunt told her to put heat on it. I told her I had asked my aunt just the other day and she said to put ice on it.
Since you can't fix stupid, don't be stupid!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:17:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CSAKing:
well dammit k well anyone got any tips for making crutches easier???????????


Practice, don't worry, you'll be great with them
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:26:18 PM EDT
Get as pair of forearm crutches, they work much better.

There is a reason the permanently disabled use them.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:30:41 PM EDT
I hate crutches. I'd rather hop around on one foot or just lay in the floor not moving until I get better.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:24:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
I hate crutches. I'd rather hop around on one foot or just lay in the floor not moving until I get better.


i feel the same way bud

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