A member asked:

Mother had tibia-fibula surgery.therpist says she wont get her foot motion back and that she will have a limp. is that normal with surgery?

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Dr. David Kahan answered

Specializes in Podiatry

There really is no way to answer this question without injury/surgery details. I have seen both situations, but as a diabetic, there may be other complications we don't know about. I would discuss this with the surgeon also. Therapist could be right, but could also be overstepping his/her boundaries.

Answered May 21, 2018



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