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Old 06-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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Re: Ankle fusion surgery next month

Yes tibia/talus fusion. I was no weight on it for 10 weeks then part weight for about 6 weeks. The last 3 weeks was after I was in a sneaker to work on walking without a limp. Most people I know that had fusion need crutches for at least 12 weeks. I also needed them because my job kept me on my feet all day. It takes a long time before you can be on it all day. With your job I would think you would need to be fully recovered be for returning. If I had to do it over I would have stayed out of work a full 4 months. Jobs that you need to move all day are twice as hard on crutches.

Darryl