Lateral ligament repair with peroneal tendon transfer and more.

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In August I'm going in for surgery to fix my ankle which I broke a year ago. The surgeon is doing 3 procedures at that time.

He will do an arthroscopic repair to the cartilage under the talus, which I guess I broke. He will also do a lateral ligament repair with peroneal tendon transfer.

I'd like to find a video on the latter, but can't seem to find one on YouTube. Any thoughts?

I'm told I'll be non weight bearing for 6 weeks, which will be hard for me. At the moment I'm almost 9 weeks post op from shoulder surgery and not healing well.

Does anyone have experience with these kinds of surgeries?

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    Good luck with your surgery! I'm 3 weeks post-op Lateral Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery with Arthrex implant. Ive been in a boot and non weight bearing.

    I thought the non-weight-bearing would be harder than it is to be honest. The first week was the worst because I want realistic and to be truthful....awful on crutches. The stairs are not my friend and after one fall I resorted to crab walking backwards to get up and down stairs. A little depression set in which is to be expected, as well as a little weight gain and muscle astrophy at is finest which doesn't help. My best advice, if people offer to help. .take it! Take whatever you can get!

    I got the ok to, while wearing my boot and using crutches to stand for the first time at the doctor's office yesterday. I only lasted ..less than a minute. .but as the day went on I kept trying through the pain. Today a little more. I have a good 4-6 more weeks of this type of recovery before PT but every day is a little better!

    Wishing you the best!

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    It's 5 months post op, and not much has changed. I finished physio today. I have good range of motion, but I still have a lot of painful spasms and pain through the ankle.

    The toes still don't work, nothing is helping that.


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