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Old 08-12-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Slow recovery from ankle replacement surgery

I am trying not to feel discouraged but I am 9.5 weeks post op and still dependent on crutches. I'm supposed to be doing more full weight bearing (with air boot only) but I can only take a few steps. I know everyone recovers at a different rate, etc. I am doing the exercises 3x a day and PT 3x a week. I am grateful as anything that the non-weight bearing period is over - now that was a challenge! Next doctor visit and xrays is in 3.5 weeks, I hope to make more progress by then. I watch people walk around and feel envious! In 10 days I'm moving to an apartment and I'll have to walk my dog so the pressure is in, lol! Or maybe I'll be walking her on crutches?

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Re: Slow recovery from ankle replacement surgery

I'm 10 weeks out from flatfoot reconstruction surgery and only just beginning to fwb w/o crutches. I think you're doing great if you had ankle replacement surgery and your already starting to fwb. It is frustrating, I know, but we'll get there.

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Re: Slow recovery from ankle replacement surgery

Yes, we'll get there! I guess when we're meant to.

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