Re: Femoral osteotomy?
I had a tibial-fibial osteotomy in May. I don't know how extensive your child's is, but mine was to both legs and quite extensive. First they said 4-6 months for my recovery, now they say 6-9. Here's what I know so far: I've been off my feet for two months and presumably maybe even longer, so my muscles are atrophying quite a bit. Also, there will be a lot of discomfort and swelling in the operated regions. I'm only now starting to feel comfortable, and even now I still have pain in some areas. It will be a long and uncomfortable recovery, depending on the extent of surgery - you'll need a lot of patience. Vitamin supplements help - I have been taking a calcium supplement and extra vitamin C - as does Motrin or Aleve, but it will take time and experimenting to see what helps your child the most.
I wish you the best of luck. I certainly wish I had been better prepared for my surgery before I had it - two months out and I still am having second thoughts. I just hope it will be all worth it for me (and your child) at the end of the road.