Thursday, July 15, 2010
However, he said the tear could take 6 months for total recovery. I told him I was worried about scar tissue. He said I need scar tissue to heal the tear. I explained I was worried about scar tissue that would inhibit my knee motion. He said I could restart therapy immediately and I was able to get an appointment with the PT department in his building within half an hour. Luckily I have lost only about 15 degrees of motion of the knee so I am glad I can discontinue resting and wearing the knee immobilizer.
I was given ultrasound treatment to reduce swelling and pain and then started on beginning exercises to build up strength and range of movement.
I am happy with the therapy and am hopeful I won't have any more tears of my quadriceps muscles.