Re: weight bearing after ankle surgery
It was 7 weeks after surgery that I finally got to walk with my boot and bear any weight. I tore ligaments as well break my ankle. it's a long process. I haven't done PT yet and my doctor would like me to be walking in my boot without crutches by next Monday 11/19. I am having problems walking in my boot because my boot sits higher than my good leg. it seems I cannot get them in sync with one another to walk. I can use one crutch but haven't eliminated them completely. If I am not walking without my crutches by time my next appt. in a week, then I am going to talk to my docotr and ask for PT. I find that it is different for each person.
As far as driving, I drove about a week after surgery as long as I was not on my Pain medications.