That’s exactly the point I want to get back to as well: leading the same kind of lifestyle as before, and not just enough healing that I can simply walk. Walking isn’t enough; I want to run and jump and skydive and hike, and do all the other stuff that still gives my mother a near heart attack 🙂
As for the weight-bearing stuff, if it’s a tibial spine avulsion fracture, here are a couple of links:
If it’s info for a TPF and weight-bearing status, here are a couple:
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/patients_visitors/pcs/rehabilitationservices/physical therapy standards of care and protocols/knee – tibia plateau fracture.pdf
and this one especially:
I’m not a medical professional, but my gut has always been to treat things aggressively rather than conservatively. A lot of that has to do with my personal nature, but I also believe the body is a remarkable thing and immobilizing it to let it heal may not always be the best thing. But again, that’s just my opinion and I know plenty of doctors would tell me I’m wrong.