Charlene C 8:55am May 18 2012
Any exercise you can do that does not aggravate your leg will actually help the healing process by getting your metabolism up and running. Sitting for long periods of time has all kinds of bad effects on your body.
Another thing you might try, if you have access to a pool, is to swim. They make a foam buoy that you put between your legs to hold them up an allow you to swim using only your arms (called a Pull Buoy). Also, walking in chest deep water is considered non-weight bearing and it feels great on your broken leg and will help keep the muscles from any more atrophy. It helps to have some kind of water shoes for this activity to keep from slipping on the bottom of the pool.
March 2010, concussion, right TPF with ORIF, left ankle fx; May 2010 WBAT
June 2011 with knee brace and shoe wedges, finally pain free;
January 2012, left leg TPF, NWB for six weeks, post-traumatic osteopenia
March, WBAT, April 2012-released from PT