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Doctor insights on: Full Weight Bearing After Gluteus Repair Surgery

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Had ankle surgery 8 weeks ago. Have been full weight bearing for past week. Feel like can't have normal gait, like I have to limp. Normal?

Had ankle surgery 8 weeks ago. Have been full weight bearing for past week. Feel like can't have normal gait, like I have to limp. Normal?

Yes. You had 2-: -injuries 2 Ur ankle. The initial trauma & the secondary injury is the surgery. @ 8 weeks you may have healed Ur fracture, but the limp will remain with U until the muscles R rehabbed fully. I assume U were immobilized 4 a time, & this adds 2 the deterioration of muscle mass & strength. Get working on the flex/ext/inversion/eversion muscles. This will cause Ur limp 2 decrease as strength increase ...Read more

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Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Had surgery 7 wks ago. Had arthroscopic debridement and modified brostrom. What is the cause/causes of pain upon walking full weight bearing?

Some normal: It would be normal to still have some discomfort 7 weeks after this procedure. The main point is it improving? It's very important to follow your doctor's orders for weight bearing and activity. If pain is severe and increasing despite rest or there is any redness, wound drainage or increasing tenderness then call your surgeon now. ...Read more

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Ruptured patellar tendon repair 8 weeks ago, having cerclage wire removed soon. What is recovery from that 2nd surgery. Am I weight bearing immediate?

Ruptured patellar tendon repair 8 weeks ago, having cerclage wire removed soon. What is recovery from that 2nd surgery. Am I weight bearing immediate?

Recovery: Is minimal after removal of the wire. Your weightbearing status won't really change based on its removal but rather your surgeon. I would imagine you will be weightbear as tolerated but only your surgeon will know the extent of ur repair ...Read more

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Just started full weight bearing in aircast boot 7 wks post # tibula back malleolus no surgery. V painful and swollen at inner ankle joint. Is this ok?

Just started full weight bearing in aircast boot 7 wks post # tibula back malleolus no surgery. V painful and swollen at inner ankle joint. Is this ok?

The air can be: Adjusted in the boot, is the foot wrapped up? If its wrapped up you would want to see the docto have them unwrap it to see if your skin is intact or if you possibly have ulcerated the skin....and to possibly take xray to check on the repair ...Read more

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I had surgery for displaced fractures of metatarsal 2 and 3. does my foot need to be immobile? I have a boot and was advised that weight bearing ok

I had surgery for displaced fractures of metatarsal 2 and 3. does my foot need to be immobile? I have a boot and was advised that weight bearing ok

No: Weight bearing is ok with boot, but of course no running, jumping. You can walk on it, but be reasonable and do not overdo use. But you do not have to be immobile. ...Read more

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Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery?

Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery?

Good question: For your orthopedic surgeon, since cases will vary. ...Read more

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Broken ankle surgery three weeks after I am on 50% weight bearing. I'm nervous. Any tips?

Broken ankle surgery three weeks after I am on 50% weight bearing. I'm nervous. Any tips?

Half way There.: The best tip is follow your doctors orders. His treatment plan was determined by the specifics of your injury, the physiology of bone healing and his experience. ...Read more

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I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before I can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks

I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before I can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks

Months: It actually depends on the type of bunion surgery that you are having. Just a simple bunionectomy may allow you to return to some of these activities in a month. However, most likely you will be several months from resuming such a rigorous schedule. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a knee scooter after a fibula surgery if we are in a non weight bearing state? And for how many hours in a day?

Is it safe to use a knee scooter after a fibula surgery if we are in a non weight bearing state? And for how many hours in a day?

Usually: If you are referring to having fibular surgery down by your ankle, then using a knee scooter should be no problem. There is not a definitive limit to its use, but you would want to make sure several times a day that you are elevating it. If your fibular surgery was up by your knee, you would need to check with your surgeon as recommendations vary. Thank you. ...Read more

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I started walking 3 weeks after microfracture knee surgery. I was suppose to wait 5 weeks before weight bearing but I didn't. Is that bad?

I started walking 3 weeks after microfracture knee surgery. I was suppose to wait 5 weeks before weight bearing but I didn't. Is that bad?

Depends: If you prefer a knee replacement, or chronic pain, both things am sure your orthopedist mentioned to you...Then, no problem. Guessing that might not be the case, get back on your crutches and off of it so it can continue to heal. The timelines set for post-op are based on time it takes to heal properly. Don't sabotage yourself by being in a rush. If feeling great, call and ask your ortho dr if ok. ...Read more

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Broken fibula required surgery and 8 weeks no weight. On week 6. Was told to start weight bearing in 2 wks, as tolerated, no phys therapy. That normal?

Broken fibula required surgery and 8 weeks no weight. On week 6. Was told to start weight bearing in 2 wks, as tolerated, no phys therapy. That normal?

Yes: That's a little late for weight bearing an ankle. Rehab usually not necessary. Unless you have a problem, rehab will not be necessary. ...Read more

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Had surgery on my left foot and was not weight bearing for a few weeks. Today I have right foot kind of sharp midfoot pain. Could this be stress fx?

Had surgery on my left foot and was not weight bearing for a few weeks. Today I have right foot kind of sharp midfoot pain. Could this be stress fx?

Overuse.: My first consideration would be overuse of the right foot. Sounds like some soft tissue elements have bee strained while bearing weight on right foot only. Call your surgeon and get his perspective on your condition. ...Read more

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After laminectomy for removal of spinal tumor at L3-4, will the spine still have the same strength for weight bearing and exercise as before surgery?

After laminectomy for removal of spinal tumor at L3-4, will the spine still have the same strength for weight bearing and exercise as before surgery?

It will take some ti: Laminectomy does weaken the spine for some time. You will have to let the area heal over a period of 3-4 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity to strengthen your back muscles. Walking is a good way to begin this process. A Physical therapist can better guide you in muscle strengthening exercises for your back. Over a period of 6 to 12 months you will regain most of your strength. But go slo ...Read more

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I'm on non weight bearing post ankle surgery 2 weeks in is it ok to rest foot on floor or is that weight bearing?

I'm on non weight bearing post ankle surgery 2 weeks in is it ok to rest foot on floor or is that weight bearing?

Ok: Apparently you've had an ankle fusion surgery performed (by your history). Ok in general to rest foot on floor for short periods of time (better to rest w/ foot elevated).If you begin to walk get your crutches! ...Read more

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Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as I start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.

Broken ankle, surgery, nwb 8 wks. On wk 7. Any tips as I start gradual weight bearing, please? I'm a bit nervous to start. No pt ordered or walk boot.

Return to surgeon: Go back to your surgeon that corrected the broken ankle and tell him/ her your concerns, and that you would like a low profile walking cast boot to help with partial weight bearing. Also ask him /her if physical therapy is needed. ...Read more

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Had microfracture knee surgery, and I'm toe touch weight bearing, can I drive? When can i. I haven't seen my surgeon since surgery. It was a 5, day ago

Had microfracture knee surgery, and I'm toe touch weight bearing, can I drive? When can i. I haven't seen my surgeon since surgery. It was a 5, day ago

Call your surgeon: These are good questions and glad you are overall doing well. Best to call your surgery team, make that post operative appointment, take a friend with you, and ask all these questions. Your surgeon knows your case the best. Be well. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor put me in an imoblizer after knee microfracture knee surgery. What is it helping? I'm also toe touch weight bearing.

Why did my doctor put me in an imoblizer after knee microfracture knee surgery. What is it helping? I'm also toe touch weight bearing.

To rest the knee & -: The ttwb is also to protect the knee joint surfaces, since microfracture procedure was done.
Your knee needs to be rested to allow the healing to occur. If you don't do as you are advised you'll end up with a bad outcome.
Keep doing what you were advised by your surgeon, as only he knows what was there and what was done for it. ...Read more

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Had surgery february third on acetabular fracture and was non weight bearing for three months. Started thrpy in may how lng does it take to walk?

Had surgery february third on acetabular fracture and was non weight bearing for three months. Started thrpy in may how lng does it take to walk?

Best you ask your--: Treating surgeon, as it depends on your injury severity and how does the fixation look and how well is it healed.
Anyone else answering this for you would most likely cause confusion and frustration for you.
Its only been 4 months, so walking without a walker or crutches might be another 2-4 months away. It all depends on your progress, which your orthopod can tell you.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Non weight bearing: If you had a micro fracture, typically the patient is non weight bearing for 6weeks. If you load your knee prematurely the region that received the micro fracture could collapse. It's ok to have your foot down while using the crutches. ...Read more

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I'm having micro fracture knee surgery on my right knee. Is it possible to be cleared to drive before I'm weight bearing? I have to drive to school.

I'm having micro fracture knee surgery on my right knee. Is it possible to be cleared to drive before I'm weight bearing? I have to drive to school.

No: Driving requires leg, arm and mental performance. Braking requires weight bearing. Depending on your response to anesthesia or your pain levels you may not be a fit driver for weeks. A sleepy driver is a bad driver (reflexes slowed). Check with your surgeon for clearance. ...Read more

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I had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago, & I'm wondering why my doctor put me in a imoblizer w toe touch weight bearing? How long am I in the brace

Up to 8 weeks at ---: Least.
Check with your surgeon, as he/she is the only one who knows what they saw and did what had to be done. Do not ask any one else about it, as you might hurt yourself.
So ask your surgeon.

Good luck. ...Read more