Post biamallateral surgery

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I am 8 weeks out of surgery into an air cast boot. My ankles rub the sides of the boot  til my incision has started to ooze. Is this normal ? I went to the doc and she covered it with some dressing and said it looked fine. Has this happened to anyone? How long does it take to heal because I can feel it's not closed yet? Also my compression socks are so tight but the doc says they need to be tighter? What can I do? Thanks

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    Hi Teresa!

    This happened to me as well. I put the thinnest piece of material I could find, and put it on top of the covered incision and it was more comfortable. I hate the boot. I find it to be very uncomfortable, even with the air pump 

    I am 10 weeks and my incision is still not healed. My doctor prescribed Santyl to put on the incision twice a day. I'm praying this works. Good luck and feel better. 

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      Hello Gigi. Do your incision ooze but not infected? Are you in physical therapy? I'm scared to go. What percent weight bearing are u? Any suggestions on anything?

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      Hi Teresa!

      My wound is not infected, but it's not healing as it should be. My doctor just prescribed me Santyl Ointment to put on the incesion twice a day. Hopefully, this will promote healing. I can't do PT until this incision is completely healed. I'm going on week 11 and I'm still NWB. 

      I'm going to be afraid too, when it's time to take my first step. But I'm eager to walk again. 

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