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I’m at the 6 week mark post op from 1st tarsi-metatarsal joint fusion and FDL transfer/medial/spring ligaments reconstruction and arthroresis screw (stabilising screw in the ankle). I had half cast and elevation for first two weeks then out of cast and into cam walker (boot) and physiotherapy 3 times day. By this stage I was completely off the heavy painkillers and only using panadol at night. At about week 4 I bought a knee scooter online for about $135AU and had a lot of fun being “active” again!! Warning....I used a whole set of muscles that had been dormant for a while and my quads were in agony for the next few days!!!!
It doesn’t last though! Between the knee scooter and the Canadian crutches (arm cuff design) I’m keeping my upper body strength up! Problem I’m facing now is that at 6 weeks the pain seems to have gotten worse and I’ve hade to get the Tamadol in the middle of the night. I don’t see surgeon until 8 weeks where he will assess whether I can begin to weigh bear. Is the increase in pain because my bones are still knitting together, or is it because I am overdoing it?
Thanks for reading if you got this far, it be interested in others experiences with similar surgery.
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