Hi all, 2 weeks ago I had FDL transfer, sinus tarsi implant, tenosynovectomy etc. I am looking forward to 4 further weeks in plaster followed by an indeterminate period in an aircast boot with accompanying physio. I was wondering if anyone could offer hints about keeping my leg at some sort of fitness level in the meantime and any general hints as to what I can expect in the immediate to long term future. I am 51yrs old male, fairly fit. Cheers!
Hi there,Originally Posted by goanna
I had an ankle reconstruction and peroneal reconstruction in late January this year. Initially I was in plaster for about 2 weeks, then was put in a cam walker for 4 weeks followed by 4 weeks in an ankle brace. I started physio after I got my plaster off.
There is not really much you can do whilst you are in a cam walker. I do pilates and was able to start back after I had my plaster off. It is a good all over work out. Other than that you probably can't do much apart from your physio exercises until your get out of the cam walker. I'd be guided by your surgeon and physio.
Good luck with the recovery ! Let us know how you get on.
Only 2.6 weeks to go before I am fitted with an aircast boot! I could not have believed how frustrating this time would be. Everyone says 'make the most of the time off work'-I'de much rather be slaving away!
My question is, is it possible/safe to drive a manual car wearing a cam walker? I have to get out of the house or go crazy
I really doubt it. It's a total different kettle of fish if you drive an automatic car and was your left leg.Originally Posted by goanna
Speak to your surgeon when you see them.
Good luck !