A recovery timeline

A recovery timelineIt’s good to have some idea of what normal recovery from ankle replacement surgery looks like before your operation so you have some idea of what to expect. NOTE: It’s tempting to do so, but avoid comparing recovery from ankle replacement to recovery from hip or knee replacement surgery.

Here’s a basic timeline of events—keeping in mind that no two surgeries are alike and people heal at their own pace:

The first 2 weeks after surgery
Weeks 2 to 6 after surgery (if your wound is healing appropriately)
Six weeks after surgery