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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long is ankle ligament surgery recovery time?

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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry 30 years experience
5-8 months: Depending on the actual procedure that is done, most people are nonweightbearing in a cast for 4-6 weeks then weightbearing cast for 4-6 weeks, then pt. Most are not running for 5 months or longer. I have developed a new procedure that the recovery is 1 wk in a orthoboot nwb, 2nd week is weightbearing, 3rd week pt, running by 5-6 weeks.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the typical recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
8 -12 weeks: This surgery it about 8-12 weeks to heal.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the usual recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury. In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor will progress you to a brace and physical therapy when he feels you are ready. "recovery time" depends on your desired activity. Most people are resuming their desired activity within 4-6 months...High impact 6-12. Bike, swim, walk earlier.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I'm worried about the recovery process from ankle ligament surgery. Should i be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
If concerned: Then talk to your doctor. You have not given any facts as to why you are concerned.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time for a second time torn ankle ligament?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
It depends: It depends on the ligament that is torn and the severity of the tear. Every time an ankle ligament is torn it weakens the ligament and can make the ankle looser if not treated properly. For a standard ankle sprain it usually takes 2-4 weeks to recover. If more severe, it can take several more weeks of immobilization and in some cases surgery to correct the torn ligament.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Little nervous for my 'reconstructive ankle ligament surgery' and length of recovery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Normal: It is normal to be nervous about any surgery. No one even me likes to have surgery. But, if your ankle is affecting your quality of life on a regular basis then absolutely, consider it. I would be sure you have at least tried some physical therapy and bracing to see if this helps first. But yes, return to full activity could take 4-6 months, the first being in a cast or boot. Good luck!

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