I had a full knee replacement on my left knee at Box Hill Hospital. I could not fault anything about my stay there. From there I went to Peter James Rehab in Burwood, again I could not fault the patient care I received. I then went to Yarra Ranges in Lilydale for the start of my rehab on my knee. I did 2 sessions of one on one with the physio. I was put into the ortho gym section and did my physio in there. On my second physio session I was put onto the bicycle, my knee was still very sore and still not very bendable. I couldn't reach the peddles, but was told to stretch my legs as that's good for my knee. I did half turns as I could no way do full circle turns. That night my heal was in enormous pain, my foot swelled up and I couldn't walk on it even with my crutches. I went to my doctor who told me my Achilles tendon was pulled and I'd have to go for an ultrasound. I had it done and it confirmed what damage was done to my heal. The tendon was ripped from the bone. I had to then go see an orthopaedic surgeon to see what was going to be done. I went to Maroondah Hospital and was told I would have to wear a shoe boot for two to three months, when I told the doctors and the physios and others how it happened with being put on the bicycle so soon after my op I believe they were horrified. This has put my recovery for my knee to a standstill because physio had stopped. I'm very upset and disappointed this has happened considering I was doing so good before this incident. This has made a huge impact on my recovery and my return to work.
"Post op physio for a full knee replacement"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128 Maroondah Hospital Maroondah Hospital Ringwood East 3135 Peter James Centre Peter James Centre Burwood East 3151 Yarra Ranges Health Yarra Ranges Health Lilydale 3140
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