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Jones Fracture Post-Op Rehabilitation Protocol:

  • This protocol provides you with general guidelines for rehabilitation after Jones fracture surgery.

  • Specific changes in the program will be made by your physician as appropriate for each individual patient.

  • Each individual heals at a different rate. It may take up to 12 months to make a full recovery, and it is not unusual to have intermittent aches and pains throughout the course of your rehabilitation.

Instructions For Patients:

  • Strict non-weightbearing in a removable walking boot the first 2 weeks after surgery

    • Sutures typically removed at 2 weeks

    • Remove the boot while in a seated, protected, position and begin to move your ankle up and down (ankle pumps)

  • Physical therapy will start at 2 weeks post op

  • Transition from removable walking boot to regular shoe gear at 6-8 weeks post op

  • You may begin driving at 6-8 weeks depending upon your progression

    • Note: It is illegal to drive while wearing a walking boot

  • You may begin gentle biking and swimming at 8 weeks post-op

  • You may begin gentle running and higher impact activities at 12 weeks post-op

  • Use a lace up ankle brace for any cutting sports or uneven surfaces for 6 months following surgery

  • Once you can come up and down on your toes (single heel rise) on the surgical side, or you can hop on the surgical foot (single leg hop), you may return to sports and all activities. This may take 6 months to 1 year.

Jones Fracture - Dr. Jonathan Hook
Post Surgery Jones Fracture - Dr. Jonathan Hook
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