Re: Acute Compartment Syndrome
You have been thru a terrible time, and it is no wonder it is taking a long time to get your functioning back in leg. The blood clot itself can cause problems, but with multiple surgeries and losing some of the muscle tissue, it will take time, hard work and lots of patience. Has anyone ever figured out why you are getting all these blood clots? That needs to be evaluated by a hematologist if hasn't already been done. Physical therapy may help a great deal to build up the muscles that were damaged, and get you back to normal. I would try to continue PT as long as you can. I would say your progress is good for what you've been thru, as compartment syndrome is very serious and you are lucky to have your leg and only requiring a cane. It should continue getting better with time!