Recovering from fractured knee

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    Feb 21, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    In early January I was assaulted at work and hurt my knee and ribs. The guy kicked me in the knee twice fracturing it and then he struck me in the ribs busting a few. I was finally cleared for work today but I would like to strengthen my knee again since I was on crutches.

    Does anyone know some good exercises to strengthen my knee without putting to much strain on it to get me back in the swing of things?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • monet

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    Feb 21, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    Get a good lawyer. Nothing will help your knee more than a big fat check.
  • LJay

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    Feb 21, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    If your doc has not sent you to a physical therapist, call him up and get a referral. PTs have access to great equipment and know how to handle getting you back into action. They can alos help ensure the longterm health of your knee.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Make sure the inflammation is gone before you start exercising. A good anti-inflammatory is lime juice.... i.e. take 2 limes squeeze the juice out of them add some extra water and down it. It also works for arthritis and any other inflammation. Then get moving the worst thing you can do is be stagnate. Build yourself up with cycling then get into weights to build bone density. Good luck... were you working as a bouncer?
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    I'm trying to do this without going to a physical therapist... Just looking for some good exercises to do at the gym.

    Robbee333 I've never heard of the lime juice trick before. I'll have to give it a try.
  • LJay

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    Feb 21, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Believe me, the therapist is well worth it. Will save you time and pain and reduce chances of later complications, such as futher injury from misuse.

    For what it is worth, remember that the image of Brunhilde The Torturess as therapist is a joke. They don't do that stuff..
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    Feb 23, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    Well I went for 2 walks today. I was able to make it about 3/4 of a mile each time before I started getting sore.
  • binks11

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    What part of your knee was fractured? Usually the patella is fractured, in which case you don't need to worry about weight bearing exercises as the patella doesn't bear weight. However I wouldn't recommend any resistance exercise unless you have full knee extension. While laying on your back, try to lift your leg off the floor while keeping the knee straight. Whether or not you can keep your knee straight will let you know what level of intensity to start your exercises.
  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    You would prefer a pro to teach u , like a Physical therapist , cause by the sound of it . It's pretty banged up from the attack
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    Feb 24, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    The part of the knee that was fractured was the tibial plateau...
  • binks11

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    Feb 24, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    sounds like it was a non-displaced fracture, in which case i'd say your limitations are few. make sure you have full knee range of motion, gradually progress closed chain exercises (leg press, mini squats) as tolerated, and avoid high impact exercises (jumping, running) until cleared by MD
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Yes, luckily it was a closed non displaced fracture. I have been cleared for work. I just want to gain more strength with my knee before I start jogging and working out again.