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A 69-year-old female asked:

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
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
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.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
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.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2017

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