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What can you never do after ankle surgery?

I am a 36 year old female. I want to know what can you never do after ankle surgery?

6 Answers

There is absolutely no way to answer this question. This is a question you need to talk with the doctor who did the ankle surgery to tell you what you need to do and how you need to do it.

Dr. Gorman
If you had open reduction internal fixation of the fracture, after 6-8 weeks post-op and physical therapy you can resume normal activity as tolerated
That is completely dependent on what type of ankle surgery you have. If you have an ankle arthroscopy, there is no restriction or limitation in your activity after you heal. If you have an ankle fracture repair, you will not be able to be active or weight bearing for 6-8 weeks, and then you should have little to no restrictions after surgery. If you have an ankle fusion, you will never be able to move the ankle joint again. So you may be very limited in activity.
That is entirely up to your surgeon.
There is really nothing you can never do after a typical ankle surgery. If you are concerned, you should ask your surgeon as they would know best about your specific case.
This is a difficult question to answer. There are many factors that influence this, including extent of procedure performed and recovery. I recommend you discuss with your surgeon for more specific details