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After surgery, which is better; to walk with a limp, or to walk with a cane and no limp?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Try a cane first
A cane can help take some stress off a healing limb or joint.
One can use a walker first, then a cane, and then hopefully nothing . . . As he heals up. If a person has a permanent deficit and can never walk limp-free without a cane, perhaps a cane is still helpful to let his body move in a more "normal" way, if the cane lets him walk limp-free. A physical medicine (rehabilitation) doctor can help!

In brief: Try a cane first
A cane can help take some stress off a healing limb or joint.
One can use a walker first, then a cane, and then hopefully nothing . . . As he heals up. If a person has a permanent deficit and can never walk limp-free without a cane, perhaps a cane is still helpful to let his body move in a more "normal" way, if the cane lets him walk limp-free. A physical medicine (rehabilitation) doctor can help!
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