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Ankle ligament surgery recovery. How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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In brief: Depends on type

The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had.
In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate!

In brief: Depends on type

The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had.
In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate!
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