Re: Boot vs. Cast
I have both experiences... With my first surgery last March, I was in a cast for 6 weeks... For this one, my doc (same) put me in a boot after two so I can flex my foot... Apparently it needs to flex or I will for scar tissue that can adhere to stuff and cause major problems later.
If scar tissue isn't an issue... And you have a choice... I'd opt for the cast. I've had a really hard time with sleep - sleeping in the boot actually hurts for me - and without it, I move it too much. Also, a cast is made to form to your leg while the boot isn't.
Some downsides to a cast (for honesty)... I was able to easily ice this time and did not swell nearly as much as last time. Also, even if I do swell, I just lower the volume of air on the boot so it's not so tight. My cast last time got tight then too loose..
Your call of course and good luck!
Peroneal brevis debridement; peroneal longus transfer to brevis: tenosynovectomy, 11/20/12
Brostrom ligament reconstruction (success), joint debridment, perineal tendon tear repair (fail): 3/22/12