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buckling legs inspite of wearing a kafo

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    buckling legs inspite of wearing a kafo

    I am trying to stand again after post femur fracture (5 mo.s ago) using my kafo. However, I do not get anymore a spastic leg. I am wearing a kafo and I cannot get my legs still to straighten up so that I can put weight on it by standing on my walker. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
    He ai'nt heavy, he is my brother!
    Rufus Wainright

    I would also recommend strongly that you see a good PT to get an evaluation of both your spasticity and range of motion, and clearance for full weight bearing after your fracture from your orthopedist before working on, and then progressing to standing and ambulation again.

    Moving this to the Exercise forum.

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.