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Who Needs External Rotation Anyway? (4 Weeks Post Op)

Oh yeah, this girl does if she ever wants to get on a horse again.

At 4 weeks post op I am doing very well, no pain with weight bearing at all. Yesterday I did not use even one crutch once, that beats my last surgery by about a week. However I am struggling a bit with gaining back my ROM. I am completely frustrated, I figured ROM would be no problem because last time around I had a larger ROM then pre-op around week 3, but this time no. I got my extension and flexion without issues, my internal rotation does not seem bad either, it is just the stupid external rotation. Of course it would be the one direction that is essential to horseback riding.

Even Getting it This Far HURTS!!!
I am not going to give up quite yet though. I plan on stretching it for a few 30 second periods (if I can last that long) at least twice a day. It will get better, it has to get better. My PT said I may never be able to ride without pain again, but he didn't say I can't ride. I don't need pain free, I just need bearable.

All in all if this is my only stumbling block with this surgery I can't complain.


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