But yours was obviously an emergency case. I guess even lowly "socialized medicine" can handle a medical emergency pretty well these days. And in the grip of the "finest healthcare on earth", it only took 4 months for me to get into non-emergency physical therapy. (Sigh).Sorry to hear of your fall. Obviously much worse than mine. In the U.S. it has been widely proclaimed that "money will solve everything". Strange, but true. And we persist despite immediate and personal lessons. Very strange indeed.