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Ankle Surgery Recovery

My ortho scheduled me today for ankle surgery - ATFL ligament repair (just tightening it up) and removal of an os trigonum.  He said I'll be in a "walking cast" for 6 weeks following surgery.  I didn't think to ask him while I was there - does "walking cast" mean I'll be able to walk right after surgery without a period of non-weight bearing?  If so, that would be awesome, but don't want to get my hopes up.
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Hi there!

Walking cast means that you would be able to walk with support and minimal weight bearing.
Hope this information helps.

Take care!
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Hi there...I'm considering having the same procedure and wanted to get your experience.  Did you find out what the post-op protocol is and what "walking cast" actually means?  Was it a removable boot?  A fiberglass, non-removable cast?  Something else?  Would be curious to hear your story.  I'm in NYC.

Feel free to email me at ***@****

Thanks!
Ian
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