Last Saturday I had a skiing accident and suffered an open displaced fracture of my right tibia which required emergency surgery (intramedullary nail). I’ve been discharged home (I’m staying with my parents just now, as I wouldn’t manage well in my flat). I’ve been told that I won’t be able to weight-bear at all with my right leg for 6 weeks, but doing some extra reading it looks like it will be 6 months before I no longer limp and can move normally.
My current plan is this:
first few weeks - move on my crutches often, stand from my armchair using a concentric pistol squat on my left leg, get a band for my upper body
when I feel a little more confident stabilising my lower body (but still can’t weight-bear) I’ll try hitting the gym for upper body
at 6 weeks I’ll start climbing stairs, bodyweight calf raises and stationary bike
start working in bodyweight squats
After that it’s more difficult to predict, I’ll just have to see how it goes.
Some background: 25yo, 215lbs, 6’2", training for 8 years (most recently focusing on kettlebells). I’m also a Dr, so I have reasonable background knowledge, but not much in the way of physio.
I’m just looking for any advice at all. Additional safe exercises to try, expectations etc.
Thank you very much for your time.