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Hi—I had a schatzker IV with ORIF on March 24–8 screws and a plate, and grafting. I am 6.5 weeks out, still NWB, in a brace. I am 51, was fairly active prior to injury. Currently I have about 90-95 flexion to 5-10 extension. I have been told that my pedal pulses are similar bilaterally. My knee is still quite tender and I need to ice frequently for swelling, and the swelling definitely affects the ROM. I have a few questions, and would really love some answers! 1). How long is “normal” (how many weeks) to need to keep leg elevated (like all day)? 2). Does anyone else have a problem with foot turning BLUE after standing up for only about 2 minutes? 3). When can I expect this circulation problem to improve? Thanks for any input—this forum is very helpful!