ankle surgery 7 weeks ago

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Hi there. 7 weeks ago, I underwent an ankle arthroscopy plus micro-fracture after a climbing accident last year. I'm now full weight bearing with crutches. I was told that I could fully weight bare in the air boot straight after surgery. I'm just a bit confused as from what I've found online, the rehab for this surgery, is usually NWB for the first couple of weeks. I'm just a bit scared that the doctor got this wrong and this hasn't affected the healing especially since it was a pretty bad cartilage injury.

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    if anyone has experience with this kind of surgery, I'd really appreciate any thoughts

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    I would suggest that you get in touch with you surgeon or his office straight away and find out exactly what he/her wants you to do. Thats the safest way forward. Ankle surgery is not a walk in the park nor is the recovery as I know only too well having had two TAR's.

    Good luck, Richard

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      he told me after the surgery FWB with the air boot straight away for 6 weeks, and now at the post op last week, FWB with the use of crutches in the meantime. I just want thoughts on the recovery i've been given, from people that have had the same surgery

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      I do hear you but you are his patient, he carried out the surgery and his guidance is directly applicable to you and other people's surgeon's advise will apply to them not to you. If you doubt the wisdom of his instructions then you should request a second opinion.

      Cheers, Richard

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