Ankle Surgery Education

Learn techniques you’ll need to master after your surgery.

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Click to watch the below videos, which demonstrate the correct techniques for daily activities following surgery. We recommend watching these:

  1. In advance of your surgery, for general awareness of what’s to come.
  2. When first attempting these tasks on your own at home after surgery, so you can follow the instructions step-by-step.

Climbing Two Steps with a Scooter

Climbing a Single Step or Curb: Weight Bearing as Tolerated

Climbing a Single Step or Curb: Non-Weight Bearing

Backing Up to a Chair

Tub Transfers

Shower Transfers

Toilet Transfers

Using Crutches: Non-Weight Bearing

Using Crutches: Partial Flat Foot Weight Bearing

Using Crutches: Toe Touch Weight Bearing

Using Crutches: Weight Bearing as Tolerated

Using a Knee Scooter

Climbing Stairs by Sitting and Scooting

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