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4.5 Weeks Post OP

Been full weight bearing since two weeks PO in a Vacocast boot set at 15°.  No issues whatsoever.  The doctors plan is for me to come in at the 6 week mark and then ditch the boot and go into two shoes and start PT.  I’m wondering if I should be adjusting the vacocast down from 15° to 10 or 5 as the date gets closer to when I should remove the boot altogether.

I have been trying to stay active as much as possible.  Pre ATR I was an avid cyclist riding 5-6 times a week and 300+ miles a week.  I’ve been doing some light riding around the neighborhood (3-5 miles) wearing the vacocast and it doesn’t seem to bother the tendon at all.  I ice every night and elevate as often as possible.  Swelling seems to be minimal.  Hope I’m not doing to much and causing any damage but since I have no pain I think I’m OK.

I’m also sleeping in the boot but would like to ditch that as soon as possible but don’t want to risk injuring it.

One Response to “4.5 Weeks Post OP”

  1. robertinsouthafrica Says:

    An impressive recovery. Well done. I am a keen cyclist and am interested in your progression back onto a bike. Did you start on a stationary bike?

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