- Jan 20, 2020
- United States
Hi - thanks for the input. I am told i will be non-weight bearing for 6-8 weeks, but i'm not sure if i am allowed toe-touch - I will ask. I'm interested in your statement about using the CPM for 6-8hrs a day - is that normal? I realize I don't have information on how long to use it, perhaps that will come in the info packet I get at surgery. I was told to start using using it 24hrs after surgery, and to break it up and use it throughout the day, until I start therapy. I'm expecting to start therapy after the first week I believe. Additionally, it's been recommended, and I plan to follow the recommendation, that I get blood restriction therapy, as a means of preventing muscle atrophy, and to help with regaining strength in my muscles - i'm not sure if that will helps prevent the condition you experienced?