Good Morning, I apologize ahead of time if my post is in the wrong section. I am 3 weeks post surgery after a total left ankle replacement and anterior tendon repair on the same leg. I am still in a boot, (for another 3 weeks), and have just started physical therapy. 1/4 weight bearing in boot only with a walker. I am still in considerable pain but am hopeful this will be the end of a 3 year struggle with bilateral ankle fractures and end state arthritis. My right ankle did not require a replacement, but the left one did as a result of a serious compound fracture I suffered in the jungles of Belize. My OS used the Star ankle replacement. I would love to hear from other members who have had a TAR and what their experiences have been. Nov 26, 2017 Ok, I am now officially 3 weeks post op from my total ankle replacement and tendon repair surgery. I'm still in considerable pain! I've had two post op Dr. appointments. At the first appointment the incision sites appeared very swollen with some infection. The leg was casted for a week. After completing a course of heavy duty antibiotics while elevating 20 hours a day, the swelling went down and the infection appears to be gone. I am now in a "walking boot", but only allowed to weight bear 1/4 of my body weight in the boot with a walker. I went into this procedure motivated to eliminate the constant pain in my ankle and in hopes I could return to walking and exercising regularly. I'm worried that the pain does not appear to be dissipating. I'm still on narcotic pain meds. What might I expect as far as time goes for functionality and pain relief?