How long does it take to recover from Atfl surgery?

How long does it take to recover from Atfl surgery?

Once the wound has healed, and provided that you follow your rehabilitation programme (which can take around three months), most people are able to return to a good level of activity and sports within four to six months, with continued improvement for up to a year.

How painful is ankle reconstruction surgery?

The pain will significantly decrease within a week following the operation. However, it is common to experience some amount of pain for up to 2-3 months after surgery. This pain is usually mild and occurs after increased physical activities.

How long does it take for ankle ligaments to heal after surgery?

Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery can require several weeks for recovery. During the initial few weeks, you may need to use crutches. Then, you will switch to a stiff boot for support and protection for a few more weeks. Finally, after eight to 12 weeks, you’ll be able to return to your normal footwear.

Does a complete Atfl tear require surgery?

Why an ATFL Rupture does not need surgery – Body Focus Physiotherapy.

How long after ankle reconstruction surgery can you walk?

Patients are generally able to walk normally twelve weeks after their surgery, and are also able to resume high impact sports activities. Many patients are also able to wear heeled shoes, but must be aware that wearing higher heels for long periods can cause damage to the feet.

Can you fully recover from ankle surgery?

For most foot and ankle operations, tenderness and swelling can take 3-4 months to resolve, while for more complicated procedures, the recovery may take a full year (or more).

When does ATFL tear require surgery?

You might need this surgery if one or more of the ligaments on the outside of your ankle has loosened or stretched. This leads to a condition called chronic ankle instability. It can cause chronic pain, repeated ankle sprains, and an ankle that often gives way when you walk or perform activities.