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Full Weight Bearing After Gluteus Repair Surgery
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
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
I had a ACL reconstruction Surgery 7 weeks before. And while I try to walk with full weight bearing. It swells somewhat. Is it bad or will it tk time?
Normal: Sounds like normal post-op swelling, but you should talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more
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
Achilles Tendon Rupture, I am 8 months since surgery and I cannot do a single leg calf raise. When I try this knee bent I get about 3 cm then it gets stuck and I can't push any higher, but straight leg with no weight bearing I can get full range.?
Takes a long time: Regaining range of motion after this will take a long time. Continue to push it with your current exercises and consider passive stretching with therabands ...Read more
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
What can happen if I put a bit if weight bearing three weeks after achillies surgery. I am having calf spasms and feel great?
Movement: Please do what your orthopedist has instructed. ...Read more
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
Good question: For your orthopedic surgeon, since cases will vary. ...Read more
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
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
Had knee surgery four days ago and am still in major pain am suppose to be weight bearing as tolerated but can barely do that. Pain meds aren't helpin?
Be examined: Pls call your surgeon and have your knee examined to make sure that no infection has developed in the site. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Had midfoot fusion surgery 2 weeks ago & have been weight-bearing when im not supposed to-bandage came off & foot is really swollen and sore-normal?
PT orders say I have patellofemoral leison after mircofracture surgery. What area of the knee is this? Limited weight bearing and wearing zero movement brace. Understand a long rehab ahead.
Typically, if you're toe touch weight bearing after knee surgery on right leg can you drive? Or how long till you can.? . (microfracture surgery)
No: Toe touch weight bearing status indicates that you cannot drive. ...Read more
How long does it take for an acetabular fracture to heal. Had surgery in Feb. Was non weight bearing for three months. I'm starting to give up on life?
Depends: It depends on the location and the severity. Followup radiological testing should help guide your healing. ...Read more
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
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
Calf pain when standing, subsides while lying down. Ankle plate surgery 6 weeks ago, and have been in a cam walker for 2 weeks now, weight bearing.
Compartment syndrome: Check with you surgeon area of compartment pressure. ...Read more
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
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
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 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 ---:
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
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