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How long did you have to have a cast on after surgery before being transferred to the moon boot?

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    6weeks
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      You had plaster on for 6 weeks!

      When I originally ruptured my Achilles in May I was only in plaster for 4 days before I was put into the moon boot. As I re ruptured I had surgery and now have a cast on and it's driving me crazy.

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    I was told by my consultant that, after my operation to remove Haglands lump, remove bursa and clean up my tendon. It would be plaster 4 -6 weeks, I am in week three now... How I miss my shower and bathūüėē
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    There is a sleeve you can buy  to cover your plaster cast its eBay. To use and very successful  I have used one 
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      I have one of those but can get in the bath to bath or shower... Still no weight on that leg allowed... Are you allowed to remove the moon boot? 
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      I looked on line and got a  waterproof cover to cover my moon boot it worke really well once I had my moon boot on I was allowed to weighbere
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      I am still in plaster at the moment, but was hoping once I get the moon boot I could bathe or shower...I guess I could wear a cover like you did..
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    2 weeks in plaster cast.

    stitches removed after 2 weeks and into a synthetic cast.

    the first month is the hardest. taking a bath with my leg hanging out the bath.

    i would say 4 weeks is fine to be in a cast. after that you will go into the moon boot.

    when you have your stitches out ask your surgeon.

    remember the first month is the hardest

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    I didn't have surgery but 6 weeks in a cast then 2 weeks in a boot full time during the day, then sporadically for another week. I've been boot free for 41/2 weeks now.
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    I've been in a cast now for 6 weeks. I go back on Friday to the Doctor. I had a full rupture.
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