Your information is incomplete but I will still try to answer
As there are multiple surgeries minimum 6 weeks rest is required it may extend to three months if fracture is healing is delayed depending on many factors and sometime if the fracture is near a joint more rest may be required ao if you send pre op and and post op xrays the opinion will make a difference to you
Don't worry wish you a speedy recovery
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
13 yrs exp
Your surgeon will be the Rt person to decide when you can bear weight on your foot and walk. .as he exactly knows the severity of your fracture and the type of implants used..Go initially with partial weight bearing using a walking aid. .and proceed gradually to full wt bearing as your foot gains it's strength and stability. .
A physio would be the right person to guide you further. .without going into stiffness or antalgic gait.
Wish you a Speedy Recovery. .
Your Orthopaedic surgeon who did ur surgery is the right person to tell you this is not the condition where any thing can be said without knowing whole case history , what ever rest is being suggested after that u will definitely back to normal slowly by the help of rehabilitation program which your doctor will recommend you on right time , don't worry and don't be panic you will be all right , get well soon
yes that is the Time that the BONE requires for Healing, If given Proper Nutrition and Rest. by rest it is Immobilization at that joint. But Also, a point to understand is that if you Do not move your Ankle(IMMOBILIZE) it for So Long, then there are quite good chances of shortening of Soft tissue (Skin, Muscles and Ligaments) . Also A good chances of Weakening of Muscle.
NOT TO WORRY Because that is Normal. Therefore you may have to go to a Physiotherapist Post 4-5 weeks and Start off with Gait Re-training and Kaboom by end you would be able to walk independently and comfortably. If you have Trouble Following your daily routines , please consult nearest Occupational Therapist.
Rest for NOW, EAT A HEALTHY DIET AND Join Physio later When Your Surgeon Advice you. Just have to Wait for Calus Formation.
EAT healthy and Do not take Tension, Enjoy Life and If you Are Having Trouble in Following your Daily Routine (bathing , Toileting, Grooming, Dressing, Working, Leisure etc..) NOW, YOU MAY Consult Occupational Therapist Right away. He / She would be able to Help you solve the Issues. STAY HEALTHY
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