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Old 11-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Help please Swelling after ankle surgery

I had ankle surgery Sept 13 and have still not been able to bear weight on my foot/ankle.

I keep my foot elevated all day pretty much at least at chest level and sometimes above heart.
However, I still have swelling that occurs quite a bit after about 1/2 being up on my crutches or spending 1/2 hour showering.

Is this swelling normal after 7-8 weeks from surgery? Should I be concerned?Thanks in advance

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: Help please Swelling after ankle surgery

What is your physician saying regarding this? My ankle surgery is post six weeks and just starting weight bearing. Its very sore and swollen but I am determined to get through it. Wish you well.

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Re: Help please Swelling after ankle surgery

I see my surgeon Monday. It's been about 7 weeks since surgery. I had a severe injury with crushing my ankle and torn ligaments. It feels better. I feel some throbbing and pins and needles feeling, but nothing like the prior weeks. I am hoping my doctor says I can bear weight and discuss what I'll experience and what's normal. Wnlnd, glad to hear you are determined! Keep it up!
I am mentally ready to start a little walking/bearing weight and push thru the process. I understand it will be painful but press on!

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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Re: Help please Swelling after ankle surgery

I can only share my experience following ankle surgery. I had surgery on June 14 and still experience swelling off and on. My physical therapist said that was not unusual and that it would take some time. Good luck!!!!

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Re: Help please Swelling after ankle surgery

I had surgery 5 months ago and still have swelling off and on.

 
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