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Carol Bartlett

Mine was a skiing accident on 9th February in France. Had surgery on 10th and left hospital back to UK on 16th Feb. I expect to be NWB for three months and hope to move from a straight brace to a knee brace in 3 weeks. The French hospital was excellent and support in UK from NHS has exceeded my expectations. I am having some good and some bad days, it is good to hear others experiences. I have started bending my knee with my brace off in the evening and movement is coming slowly. A tip from my consultant is to use a plastic supermarket carrier bag under your foot while lying on the sofa and slide foot to bend the knee. The bag moves with your foot and stops your heel rubbing ang getting sore. Same technique can be used with bag under your bottom to help you slide into car seat.