After surgery you will usually be allowed to put as much weight on your operated leg as tolerated. You may need to use crutches or a walker for several days. Most people need to use crutches for about two days, but this can vary due to pain and swelling. Occasionally your physician may need to alter your instructions after surgery.
Make sure that you understand and follow any new instructions. Strengthening and range of motion exercises are a vital part of your rehab or recovery from this surgery. Your exercise program is divided up into three phases…read more and print an information sheet.