Tibia Plateau fracture - Days away from 1 year - Feel like I’m 80
Tibia plateau fracture on July 9th 2018 with compartment syndrome and infection. Caused by full dresser motorcycle going over on my right leg. Fasciotomy on both sides of the leg. 31 days in the hospital and 9 surgeries. Most of that due to the infection I caught in the hospital I believe. I to this day still take antibiotics daily which they said I would need to do for a year as a precaution. Been living with 2 large plates and numerous screws. I still have knee pain. Sometimes I even have pain down the middle deep inside my leg and it was not even fractured there. Guess that might be from all the scrapping they kept going back and doing from the infection on the left side. I am so tired of feeling like I am 80. I was outside trying to mow the lawn today and got 80% done and felt like I was going to collapse. it’s stiff in the morning and by night it’s usually soar. I still use ice around it still a year later about every other day. Crossing my leg while sitting is very stiff and can be painful at times. I don’t know if it’s the hardware or the leg itself. Not sure what to do. Just really tired of not being able to walk a long distance or even mow my lawn. Every time I would go back to the surgeon it would be the same thing… “looks good, let’s visit the discussion on the plates and screws later.” So tired of it that I stopped going. I was paying him way too much money to keep telling me the same thing. I refuse to take any pain killers with the exception of something like ibuprofen and ice does work when the knee swells. I just want a straight answer on if it’s the screws and plates or is my knee just jacked up now and this as good as it gets. I can live with whatever the answer is, I just would really like a straight answer. Has anyone else been through this and has continued pain long after?