1. Though I could walk without support after five months from surgery, my doctor asked me to stop walking because it his highly risky since the bone cannot bear you weight and there's a chance of screw bending/breaking. I would say one can walk after 7 months but it depends upon individual to individual.
All are from the date of surgery.
Walking with Support: 4.5 months(It took me)
Driving Car: 5 months(Thats when I started)
Walking without support: 7 months(It should be 7 months as a safety precaution for the bone, though I could walk after 5 months)
2.Hey buddy, I am not from U.S.
Hilltop, when you say walk without support within 4.5 months of surgery, does that mean walk with a normal gait or limp? no ballerina problems or anything to worry about at that point right?
Also, isnt the purpose of LON for full weight bearing? why cant one walk without support after lengthening and the rods inserted in? (as long as ballerina is not a problem)
If walking without support 7 months after surgery is what is recomended for lon, then it would be better probably to do pure externals with no LON. e.g 2.5 months for lengtheining, 5 months after for consolidation since bone will consolidate faster without the rod.
This is a question for everyone, I wish to do only 5.5 cm with Dr Sarin. I have only 6 months to take off. Can i do it and return to work with a normal gait?