A 69-year-old female asked:
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i had tendon surgery, peroneal both, left foot. stitches were removed 5 days ago. the doctor put me in high boot even though i am confined to bed.

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: He's trying to protect the tendon while its healing still. The tendons will take 6-12 weeks in general to get strong again. The boot prevents ankle bending. Bending the ankle even in bed stretches the repair this may be your issue.
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Peroneal surgery: Your surgeon is protecting the surgical site - the boot doesn't allow flexion which could disrupt the surgical site and ruin the surgery.
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

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