8 Weeks Post Surgery Update

November 21, 2011

Have not been here for a while, the support and advice found in so many posts contributes to recovery, thank you everyone!

The good news is I’m healing well, my surgeon is more conservative than many at 8 weeks, so I’m just starting PWB but I should be transitioning to FWB within a week or two, Yippe!  The bad news is I lunged for that shot on the tennis court back in September which caused this mess but there is nothing for that now.  Lost the point too, damn.

My doc does not want me to start PT until I’m FWB and not using crutches at all, probably around 12 - 14 weeks.  Is that typical of many recovery timelines?  I’m comfortable with how things are going albeit with the usual frustrating moments so not going to change anything, just curious.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bcurr  |  November 21st, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    12 weeks sounds ok but any more than that is quite long in my opinion. If you look up normofthenorths page and find the UWO protocol, that should give you an idea what most people are working towards now.

  • 2. jjniss  |  November 21st, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks, looked at it when all this started but will revisit it now.

  • 3. ryanb  |  November 21st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Just keep in mind: UWO is non-surgical. I’m not sure how much difference that makes for the PT schedule.

  • 4. bcurr  |  November 21st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    It’s an either protocol Ryan, they studied both op and non-op and to do the fairest test, both ways were treated the same except for the operating part.

    If it helps any my timeline pretty much followed it 100%. Am now at 20 weeks and can honestly say apart from that last 5% I’m recovered. Unfortunately the last 5% is pretty much the longest bit to get back (explosion etc). I would go as far to say,if it wasn’t for an expensive snowboarding trip in January I would now go back to badminton and football full time, albeit not quite where I was 5 months ago!!

  • 5. ryanb  |  November 21st, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I stand corrected. Good info-

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