1st Post-Op visit

the big reveal….what is under the splint??? Turns out to be much better than I imagined. It felt like staples but I actually have dissolving stitches. My surgeon did an excellent job minimizing the incision and cleanly stitching it up. I now have a boot with two heel lifts. NWB for 4 more weeks. Then PT and and a plan to be FWB at 3 months, working up to my old activities at 6 months. I am pretty satisfied with this protocol. I am so grateful to be out of the splint/cast. Ahhhh. I am amazed at the muscle atrophy in both my calf and my quads in only 3 weeks. I will have a lot of work to do to get back to my old self.

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  1. nivergvup Said:

    on November 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Sounds like excellent news! It is so nice to have the boot which you can take on and off! I know what you mean about the atrophy. I didn’t loose a whole lot of size, but a lot of definiton and strength. I Started doing some gas pedal execrises with an excercise ball which should help with the calf strength. Two weeks ahead of my Dr’s schedule, but my PT thinks I can handle it! Will be so great to drive with myh right foot again! The left foot driving still feels unnatural! Take care!

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