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What is the usual recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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In brief: Depends

There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury.
In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor will progress you to a brace and physical therapy when he feels you are ready. "recovery time" depends on your desired activity. Most people are resuming their desired activity within 4-6 months...High impact 6-12. Bike, swim, walk earlier.

In brief: Depends

There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury.
In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor will progress you to a brace and physical therapy when he feels you are ready. "recovery time" depends on your desired activity. Most people are resuming their desired activity within 4-6 months...High impact 6-12. Bike, swim, walk earlier.
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