6 Week Follow Up

Had my 6 week follow up this morning, all looks good, par for the course not a lot of info coming my way and I fully believe I’m on the conservative plan.

Was given the OK to sleep without the boot, not sure how I feel about that really.

Was given a couple of ROM excercises to do a couple times a day

Was given a follow up in 3 1/2 weeks which will put me in the 10 week post op zone

Was NOT given PT orders

To this point I have followed doctors orders as given but I think after I do a week of the given excercises I’m going to stray a little bit and add the ones KKirk posted. If I’m not going to be starting PT until the 10 week mark I need to get the ROM back on my own.

I plan to be as cautious as I have been all along, not going to get complacent or too ballsy and do something stupid, honestly by the time I take this boot off and go 2 shoes its going to be after the holidays and new years and since we’ll heading into winter there is no real rush to try and push things, by spring I should be well along and that works for me. I will say that for safety reasons I am kind of glad to be in the boot for upcoming holiday parties and New Years Eve! 


#1 darryn on 12.04.12 at 5:23 pm

Did you ask for PT orders? I guess if he/she has given you ankle rom they might think that is all pt will do at the start. My PT visits are mainly rom exercises, although there is some painful massage to get the swelling down. You might be thankful you are missing that.

As for sleeping without the boot, I was also nervous too but that only lasted one night. Then just great to sleep without it.

#2 kkirk on 12.04.12 at 9:36 pm

My PT visits are just like the exercises I scanned and uploaded. If the doctor cleared you for a couple ankle ROM exercises all of them should be safe. I started most of the hip ROM exercises quite at about 2 weeks post-op but had to gradually work up to more reps and more weight. Right now I’m using 7.5lbs. Extra. Anyway, good luck with your home exercises.

#3 soccergotme on 12.05.12 at 10:37 am

Maybe I should be glad that I haven’t started PT yet, I think over the next three weeks I’ll try and work on these excercises so by the time PT starts I’ll have pretty good ROM. Left the boot on for the first nights sleep, gonna have to suck it up and just take it off.

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