Re: One month post-op update triple arthro
I went from split cast to the boot at my first post op....nonweight bearing, of course, and had to wear it 24/7 except for bathing. Once the incisions are all healed & you can soak that foot, you will be amazed at the dead skin that will roll off that thing!!! My boot got really stinky too. I broke down & washed the liner. It is spongy & takes forever to dry. I threw it in the dryer ( instructions say air dry) but I wasn't supposed to be out of the boot so I couldn't wait all day! It did shrink some so be careful if you do this. In my case my swelling had started to go down & leg muscles h a d atrophied so the boot was getting really loose....after drying it was snug again.
I had a love/ hate relationship with that boot!! Loved the protection, but hated the weight, hated sleeping in it....so bulky..it was good for pwb with crutches but I could not walk in that thing with out crutches...it was just too clunky. I am finally wearing my nikes at almost 4 months and starting to walk a bit. Hang in there you guys!!
FDL to PTT transfer, calcaneal osteotomy with medial slide & lateral column lengthening, gastrocnemius recession, first TMT arthrodesis, bone graft from calcaneus to first TMT joint.....Oofda!