3 weeks post op

Posted on June 4th, 2013 in Uncategorized by sfce

Finally made it, the 3 week mark has been my 50 meter target I have been staring down to start being more active on the recovery side. I am going to start increasing the PWB as the week goes by leading into week 4. My ROM has improved everyday leading into week 3. I am now taking my boot off 3-4 times a day to air out my leg and do some ankle rotations and some light massaging.

The wound is healing nicely. There is still some slight swelling and bruising on the foot area. The part of it all that I find a bit troublesome is the area right above the tip of the incision. It feels like the mass is a bit swollen, kind of a lump in there. Since I have began the PWB in the boot I can def feel the soreness towards the end of the day and eventually stay on the couch and off the foot.

My VACOCAST will be here tomorrow so I will probably call my Dr and figure out a good angle to swap into on the VACOCAST. Right now I am in a DONJOY boot with a 2 CM heel lift on the injured leg and on my good leg I have the EVENUP shoe add-on to help even me out. The boot just does not feel right, especially when I stand up. Hopefully this VACOCAST is as good as it says!

Heres a video showing my ROM
Heres a video showing the AT area

3 Weeks Pos Op

3 Weeks Post Op

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  1. kellygirl said,

    on June 4th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Your ROM looks good. Mine is similar and have noticed improvement every day. Your Donjoy looks similar to my Bledsoe and I find it pretty comfy–hope the Vacocast works out for you!

  2. andrewc said,

    on June 5th, 2013 at 8:17 am


    Glad you are getting a Vacocast. If it is pre owned then look to purchase a new vacuum liner. I got my boot off ebay and hit some issues with my toes going numb during the first few days of use. Further investigation showed that the liner had broken down a bit so I had to pad it out with some foam. I ordered a new liner and things seem to be OK now. Vacocast in the UK have told me that the vacuum liners are only designed to last for one patient.

    Here is a link to the US site

    Good luck.


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