i had bad car accident aug 13 of this year broke femur tibia fibula fractured hip and pelvis i have rods in all my broken bones and two screws in my knee they say when i can bend my knee to 90 degrees they will take out my screws in my knee how painful and my recovery would be? thanks maria also im 38 years old and never smoke or drink or do drugs hope that helps my recovery faster with that in mind spite my age right now.
Hello. After surgery, expect to be on crutches for at least three weeks. Full recovery, using a comprehensive rehabilitation program will generally take about three to four months and athletes involved in high demand sports can be back on the field in about six to eight months. Patients should see complete restoration of their leg within six to 12 months if they follow the physical therapy regimen and do not re-injure the knee by doing certain activities too soon after surgery. Good Luck.
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