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How long is the recovery for an ankle replacement?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 6-12 months

Studies have shown with the most recent generation of ankle replacements that the majority of improvement takes place in the first 6 months or so with the improvement tapering off and usually complete by 12 months .
Of course this is statistical and specific patients can have a more prolonged course before maximum improvement.

In brief: 6-12 months

Studies have shown with the most recent generation of ankle replacements that the majority of improvement takes place in the first 6 months or so with the improvement tapering off and usually complete by 12 months .
Of course this is statistical and specific patients can have a more prolonged course before maximum improvement.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Months

Recovery from ankle replacement takes many months.
You will be able to bear weight relatively soon after the surgery. However, it will take many months to regain full range of motion and normalize your walking pattern. For more information please visit www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle.

In brief: Months

Recovery from ankle replacement takes many months.
You will be able to bear weight relatively soon after the surgery. However, it will take many months to regain full range of motion and normalize your walking pattern. For more information please visit www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle.
Dr. Eric Bluman
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Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry

In brief: 1 year

Typically it takes one year to recover from an ankle replacement.
this does not mean you will be tied up for one year, however, you should expect this amount of time to fully recover.

In brief: 1 year

Typically it takes one year to recover from an ankle replacement.
this does not mean you will be tied up for one year, however, you should expect this amount of time to fully recover.
Dr. Seth Steber
Dr. Seth Steber
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Up to 12 months

Ankle replacement surgery is a big surgery.
Most of the gains occur in the first 6 months after surgery, but you will continue to improve for a full year. At the one year mark, you are as good as you will be.

In brief: Up to 12 months

Ankle replacement surgery is a big surgery.
Most of the gains occur in the first 6 months after surgery, but you will continue to improve for a full year. At the one year mark, you are as good as you will be.
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 6 months

Full recovery can take up to six months.
Most surgeons will limit weight bearing for a period of time. I start pt at 6 weeks post op.

In brief: 6 months

Full recovery can take up to six months.
Most surgeons will limit weight bearing for a period of time. I start pt at 6 weeks post op.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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