PTTD Surgery and returning to work as a driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by lledlledster, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. I had an arch put back in my foot after my posterior tibial tendon failed. I've been a driver for 19 years and I've been off since Sept. 8,2014. I'm 7 weeks post op and still in a walking boot but support free. Has any driver had this type of surgery and when were you able to return to work?
     
  2. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I haven't had that type of surgery but I have had both knees replaced. I was off for three months for each knee. I can tell you that returning to work is tough. Hopefully your management team is understanding because it will take a while before your body will get used to the physical rigors of our job. It took over a month before I felt almost normal. Just take it easy and know your limits.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ask your PT people if they have a work hardening program that you can do with your foot PT. I did it and it was the best thing I could have done to assure a problem free return to work.
     
  4. Thank both of you for responding. Appreciate any advise I can get
     
  5. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    You may also be able to do a 22.3 relief job it's available, and they let you. Break you in easy so to speak.
     
  6. I've never heard of that. Can you give me more information?