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What is involved after ankle replacement surgery?
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In brief: Physical Therapy
As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary.

In brief: Physical Therapy
As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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In brief: Rehab
It is going to take a lengthy bout of physical therapy and rehabilitation following surgery.

In brief: Rehab
It is going to take a lengthy bout of physical therapy and rehabilitation following surgery.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: In general
For the first 2-8 weeks there is no weight bearing on the operated ankle.
Sutures usually come out in 2 weeks. Once the surgeon lets you put weight on it and you are out of the initial splint/cast your are started on physical therapy with progressive weight bearing as tolerated. Improvement in function and swelling can occur unto 6-12 months as shown by recent studies.

In brief: In general
For the first 2-8 weeks there is no weight bearing on the operated ankle.
Sutures usually come out in 2 weeks. Once the surgeon lets you put weight on it and you are out of the initial splint/cast your are started on physical therapy with progressive weight bearing as tolerated. Improvement in function and swelling can occur unto 6-12 months as shown by recent studies.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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