Recovery Timeline

  • Potential 6 weeks on crutches (no weight-bearing): seated work only; elevate leg as needed.
  • 3-5 days: return to an office job; keep leg elevated; take breaks. Use crutches/cane.
  • 2-4 weeks: seated work with minimal walking and stairs. No climbing, squatting or carrying >10 pounds.
  • 6-12 weeks: if walking without a cane or limp, spend up to a few hours on your feet; start climbing, squatting or carrying.
  • 3 months: no particular restrictions; use common sense.