Brief Medical History Overview
Recovery from a femur fracture
I had an oblique femur fracture in the upper part of my femur while skiing on Jan 21st 2008. I was operated on the next day and had an IM nail inserted in my bone along with one screw at the hip and two above the knee.
I have recovered well so far and I can walk without crutches. I have had no physiotherapy since I was hurt (except at the hospital after surgery for 3 days). My orthopedist has said that my bone is healing well but I don't need any physiotherapy. He has instead suggested biking or swimming. I do cardio in the gym for about 40 mins every other day.
I have been off crutches for over a month, however I still can't run/jog, and have pain in my leg after sitting in a chair for a long time or after waking up in the morning.
I have been unable to get my range of motion back and neither can I jog/run. I am worried that without proper help from a physiotherapist I will slow/impair the recovery process.
Any suggestions/thoughts are most welcome.