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Old 02-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Not getting a boot?

Hi everyone,
I am just about 4 weeks, NWB after ligament tightening surgery. I have had a cast on this whole time, and it comes off in two days. I thought for sure my OS would put me in a boot to start walking, but he's only putting me in a lace up brace! I'm going to feel so vulnerable! Has anyone else gone from cast w/NWB to brace wit WB as tolerated? I'm just ready to walk again! I have slipped off my knee walker twice and landed on my foot!
Thanks for any stories! I'm hoping to hear someone say it was easy!

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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Re: Not getting a boot?

Yikes! I understand why you're concerned! I just had my 2nd Brostrom last week and last time I went from cast NWB to boot PWB to boot FWB as tolerated. This time I will come out of the cast at 3 wks to a boot for 3 wks still NWB for those 3 wks and then transition in the boot to WB as tolerated. Today when my cast was changed it felt vulnerable and I was actually glad to get my cast back on! I hope someone else has experience with cast to brace to help you out!!

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