Recovery & Rehabilitation

Information on Adjusting Your Struts

After surgery your surgeon will provide strut adjustment instructions that will be your guide as you proceed with daily strut adjustments. These instructions will look something like the following:


  1. Initial strut settings shown in the top row of the table
  2. Daily strut length settings, from Day 1 to Day X of treatment, for struts 1 through 6
  3. Color and number of each strut noted in columns

Additional information:

  • Strut change/swap instructions, if needed, summarized in the table below the strut length indicator table.
  • Notes to Patient, which can be found below Strut change/swap instructions. Your surgeon has the option to include notes personalized to your care.
  • Strut lengths marked with an asterisks * alerting you and your surgeon that the strut is nearing the end of usable length and will need to be swapped out to either a longer or shorter length strut.

Taking Care of Your Pin Sites



The performance of limb deformity surgery depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if limb deformity surgery is right for you.