Dr Lin, Robbie’s orthopedic surgeon, called last night. He said that Robbie has a hairline fracture in his foot on the leg that had surgery. Apparently, the bones in that leg are more fragile now due to lack of use. This explains all the pain he had after hurting his foot during therapy. He can still use his foot while it heals, but he will need to be more careful. One step forward and a few steps backward.
His doctor is also monitoring the progress of straightening Robbie’s leg. If he continues to struggle with his knee being frozen at a 40 degree angle, his doctor will need to do surgery on his leg.