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I had an ankle fusion 12 weeks ago. I'm due back to see the ortho surgeon next week. what can I expect.
I have had 7 weeks non weightbearing in a cast( well 2 weeks in a back slab, then a full cast). now 5 weeks in an Aircast boot.
what's next, boot goes..hopefully?
will I still be on crutches?
I'm expecting it to hurt more at first when I start walking, although at least my feet will be level, so wont be limping as much!
are others still in pain after 12 weeks? I'm now less pain than after my op BUT I'm still in pain, so an op to stop pain hasnt reduce the initial pain! will it get better without the boot and what timescale?
what shoes are best after an ankle fusion? trainers are comfy, but seen comments that rocket bottom shoes / trainers are better...thoughts please.
just thinking of what to discuss with the surgeon , what is normal etc
any advice appreciated , many questions
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