How long does the swelling last after ankle tendon surgery?
For most foot and ankle operations, tenderness and swelling can take 3-4 months to resolve, while for more complicated procedures, the recovery may take a full year (or more). On your first return visit, your cast or bandage will be removed for the first time.
How long is non weight bearing after peroneal tendon surgery?
You should be non-weight bearing for the first 4 weeks after surgery. This means no walking on your ankle. You may, however, use your toes for balance. Likely at 4 weeks after surgery you will be allowed to bear weight on your ankle as tolerated in your boot.
How long is physical therapy after peroneal tendon surgery?
Stretching, strengthening, and ankle coordination exercises are sometimes added as symptoms ease. Patients with peroneal tendon problems are usually placed in a short-leg cast for four to six weeks after surgery, then a special walking boot may be worn for another four weeks.
How soon after peroneal tendon surgery can I drive?
Driving is usually not safe for about six to eight weeks after operation if the right foot is operated upon. If the left foot is operated upon, driving is usually practical at two to three weeks.
When should I worry about swelling after surgery?
It is not uncommon to have swelling after surgery. Often it is at its worst between 5-10 days after surgery. A compression stocking, if ordered by your surgeon, should be worn, especially if you have swelling to your lower legs. Treatment for swelling is elevation.
How long does it take for swelling to go down after surgery?
Swelling typically lasts for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, but may persist for as long as 3 to 6 months. Bruising may last for 1 to 2 weeks following surgery.
How long does it take to recover from foot tendon repair surgery?
Healing can take up to 12 weeks. The injured tendon may need to be supported with a splint or cast to take tension off of the repaired tendon. Physical therapy or occupational therapy is usually necessary to return movement in a safe manner. Expect movement to return gradually, with some stiffness.
When can I walk after tendon surgery?
You will need to wear a cast or a walking boot for 6 to 12 weeks after surgery. At first, it may be set to keep your foot pointed downward as the tendon heals. You may be able to put weight on your affected leg after a few weeks. But it will be several months before you have complete use of your leg and ankle.
How long does it take for an ankle tendon to heal after surgery?
Full recovery takes up to 12 months. Will I feel pain? Pain control is important for healing and a smooth recovery. There will be discomfort after surgery.
Is peroneal tendon surgery painful?
Patients may have pain over the peroneal tendons on the outside of the foot and/or behind the outside of the ankle. Depending on the extent of the rupture, patients may have weakness when the specific muscle is tested by the foot and ankle specialist.
What is peroneal subluxation?
Subluxation (or dislocation) of the peroneal tendons is a disorder involving an elongation, a tear or an avulsion (separation) of the superior peroneal retinaculum, which is a fibrous band that stabilizes the peroneal tendons.