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hey everyone! My name is yamal iam 26 M. i suffered a type 6 fracture on the 01/05/2014. (went running jumped off a wall that i normally do but some how fell directly on my left knee which took all the force) My CT scan report is as follows: There is an extensively comminuted fracture through the lateral tibial plateau with a fairly large fragment displaced laterally by 2.5cm and extensive fragmentation of the plateau articular surface. There is some depression in the surface of approximately 14mm.
I was operated on 05/05/2014, because i also suffered compartment syndrome so my left leg was on ice 24/7 for four days straight. I have 2 plates and screws put in, 2 incisions below my left knee with fairly long stitches.
The worst thing i have ever experienced, last year i suffered a lower back injury pinched nerve muscle spams, pain was bad but nothing compares to a tpf especially with compartment syndrome your whole leg is just tight and sore especially your calf ouch. After surgery i was put in a ROM brace, pain was manageable , i was discharged on the 08/05/2014. Now at home the first week i was on endone and voltaren so pain was not a big issue. My follow up was on 16/05/14 doctors didnt say much one set of stitches have been removed the other one was left for fluid drainage, that will be removed on the 23rd on my next visit. I have been off all medicine besides injections to my stomach for clotting.
Its been roughly 2 1/2 weeks since my surgery i go through mood swings, i wont lie the first week i would just break out in tears for no reason, i feel so limited, not being able to shower without help, cook, move, just the normal things that i could do before my injury. sleeping is a nightmare i only get sleep in blocks of a few hours because of pain which is amplified at night (will be asking the doctors on my next visit if anything can be done about this). Iam quite blessed to have a Wonderful family that are taking care of me right now not forgetting my mates that call regularly to see how iam going.
Iam a university student so university now is deferred not much to do really now just a waiting game….no physio has been started yet hopefully i can start doing some leg extensions at least.
To be honest the more i read the more scared i get, people recover differently but i guess the minimum is a year. I cannot wait to start walking again and from what i hear its gonna be a long process with lots of physio, my concern is having a limp or not being able to recover fully from this injury. Reading everyones posts here is helpful its nice reading peoples progress i can not stress how much iam looking forward for 3 months to pass so i can start my physio and work towards getting my life back.
will fill you guys in on my progress