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I had a knee osteotomy on January 24, 2018 on the right knee. The doctors orders were non weight bearing for 8 weeks. Also no bending until approved by the doctor. I have seen him 3 times since surgery.
I had home PT for the first month since I can't drive with my right knee affected. They released me because they couldn't do anything more until the doctor approved weight bearing and flexing.
March 12 I saw him and he tried to bend the knee it is locked. He stated PT was supposed to be bending it starting at 2 weeks. They never received the orders to do so. I was never told by him to bend it in the 2 prior visits I had. Nor did he try bending it.
I am very worried I will be looking at another procedure to bend the knee. They told me they may need to put me under on a machine to bend it. I am doing exercises to try and bend it. Last night I went to the Y and used the hot tub and was able to get a decent bend, but not 90 degrees. I think I might be getting about 30 degrees max. I am trying to get home PT again.
I have asked him to submit a new order for PT, since their PT cannot see me for another 2 weeks. He is not responding to my calls. Escalated it to Patient Relations.
Has anyone else had this issue and does anyone have any suggestions? How long an I expect to get to the point to be able to bend enough to reliably be able to drive?
Thanks for any help that can be provided.
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