Patella fracture, partial pallectomy, patella tendon repair and reattachment

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I slipped and fell on black ice on March 14, 2018. Had emergency surgery same day. Blood clot following surgery. Incision is healing nicely. Go back to surgeon May 2, 2018. Have not been allowed to bend knee. Have immobilizer on if up, use walker and wheelchair. Very nervous about upcoming appointment. Knee cap aches continuously. Wondering if anyone knows about physical therapy to come? Any ideas?

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    I would guess PT would be necessary but every surgeon has his own time table. The normal routine is to sign an order and the therapist takes it from there as to.what kind and how long.
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    Was this after a Tkr?

    I ask because I broke my patella 4 weeks after a tkr and am in a straight leg brace for 6 weeks. After that they will start allowing slowly increasing degrees of bend. Pt not prescribed till I am bending it. Not sure when I'll be out of the brace and back to tkr rehab

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