shooter1 at mediaone.net
Mon Aug 16 19:45:03 PDT 1999
Depending on where and how bad a fracture, you should ask your Dr., in
conjuction with you prosthetist, if it would be possible to incorporate a
joints and corset system, either with your femoral fixation or in addition.
The joints should help stabalize the fracture. This may allow you to weight
bear quicker. Just a thought.
MARILYN JOHNSON wrote:
> I have been sitting quietly monitoring all mail lately, but now i'm
> getting frustrated.
> I was lucky enough to go to Reno and really enjoyed it. I was pleased
> with myself as a bil BKA and how I was getting along. THEN, July 3, I
> fell from a standing position and fractured my distal femur. Not many
> can break a leg standing on the ground. I am in need of some prosthetic
> work. I'm wearing TEC liners and they have gotten too big, but wanted
> to see what was available in Reno and compare notes.
> My problem now is my orthopod tells my it will be 4 months till I can
> bear weight on that fractured leg. I'm hoping some of you can tell my
> it will heal faster. I'm not anxious to go back to work, but I'm
> getting butt weary. Has anyone been here and have any good
> advise. Thanks Marilyn
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