I tore my spring ligament 3 years ago and have used a brace prescribed by my Orthopedic Surgeon. I have started having swelling on the inside of my ankle and increasing pain. This pain wakes me up at night in spite of trying ibuprofen and now celebrex. I am going back to the brace guy this week per the Ortho Doc's request to see if there is a different brace that he thinks might support my ankle better.
The Dr says the tendon that supports my arch, now that my ligament won't, is stressed. He discussed possible surgery with a bone graft(either cadaver or my own from the foot area) to the outside of the foot and a tendon transfer on the inner ankle(if a new brace is not effective).
So now that you have some background, my question: How long is the recovery time from this type of surgery(I know I will be Non weight bearing for 6 weeks). I work 12 hour shifts on my feet and am wondering how much time to plan being off work(a rolling brace is not an option because of working conditions).
Thanks for any advice. I know you can only give me the "norms" and not what my recovery will be