I broke my femur 9 months ago and still can't walk with my walker. My leg is so weak. I have RR MS. Physical therapy is not helping. Who can help me? Do I just have to be patient OR will I have to use a wheelchair now?
I am so sorry to hear about your difficulties after breaking your femur. Without knowing your case it is difficult for me to determine your likelihood of returning to safe ambulation with a walker. I can tell you that advanced rehabilitation techniques may be required. If is it safe and your doctors believe it is possible for you to return to safe ambulation (both big ifs) your therapists should have you walking on the parallel bars or even using a lokomat to assist with ambulatory recovery. The next 3 months are critical to your success, so this should also be addressed with your MS specialist asap.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego