How long does it take to recover from ankle tendon repair surgery?
Recovery from surgical repair of your peroneal tendon typically takes about four months. Your ankle will feel weak when it comes out of the cast and it is important to perform gentle range of motion exercises three or four times a day for three or four weeks after your cast is removed.
How long does pain last after ankle tendon surgery?
Remain non-weight bearing for the first two weeks after surgery. The use of crutches, a walker, wheelchair or knee scooter should be used as a walking aid. Local anesthetic and often a nerve block is used to anesthetize or numb the surgical area. This will numb the pain for approximately 4-24 hours after surgery.
How long are you non-weight bearing after foot surgery?
Depending on the procedure performed, I emphasize nonweightbearing for two weeks postoperatively until the incision has completely healed.
How long are you in cast after peroneal tendon surgery?
Cast: You will have a plaster cast on your ankle for 2 weeks following surgery. A walking boot will be worn from 2 to 6 weeks. At 6 weeks, you will wean off the boot and begin walking in a regular shoe.
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 a tendon take to heal after 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.
How long after ankle surgery can I return to work?
When can I return to work? Generally patients are able to return to desk work within the first 1-2 weeks after surgery although this depends on how the patient is feeling. If your work is labor intensive, you may be off for 6 weeks-3 months.
How long does a foot tendon transfer take to heal?
What to Expect After Tendon Transfer Care. You will be non-weight bearing for 6 weeks after surgery to allow the tendon to heal. Your splint will remain for 10 to 14 days. Once it is removed, a cast or surgical boot will be placed, and removed 12 weeks after surgery.
Why does my ankle burn after surgery?
Hot or “Burning” Feeling
Localized, burning pain directly over the affected area may indicate too much pressure that is causing cast sores. A raised temperature may also indicate a wound infection. Calf pain accompanied by swelling and heat may be an indication of Deep Vein Thrombosis or a similar issue.
When can I walk without a boot after ankle surgery?
6 weeks after the operation and another x-ray to check how the bone is healing. You should then be able to come out of the boot if all ok. Try and wean yourself out of the boot and walk without the crutches, around the house at first. You will want to wear it if you go on a long walk.
Can you walk after ankle surgery?
After two weeks, the splint/cast is changed and typically a non-removable walking cast is applied for an additional 4-6 weeks. Weight bearing is typically allowed on this second cast. The use of crutches or a walker is essential during this time.