Mark Blackney & Terence Chin

Operation Information & Post–Op Guidelines

Surgery: Major Foot & Ankle Fusion – (ankle, sub talar, mid foot, TMT)

HOSPITAL STAY

In Hospital 3 Days

DRESSINGS

Bandages 14 Days
Plaster 6 Weeks

MOBILISATION

Elevate foot 7 Days
Crutches 6 Weeks
Touch weight bearing 6 Weeks
Cam Walker 6 Weeks

WORK/DRIVING

NO driving ~4–8 Weeks

RECOVERY

Walking freely ~12 Weeks
Foot remains swollen 16 Weeks
Final result 12 Weeks
Ankle fusion patients continue to improve over a 12–18 month period

Take regular analgesia 4–6 hourly throughout Post–Operative period (14 days).

Take 2 Panadol 1 hour before Post Op visit.

These timeframes should be used as a guide only and may vary for individual patients based on the nature or extent of the actual surgery performed and individual circumstances. Please contact Mr Blackney′s rooms on (03) 9417 0762 or Mr Chin′s rooms on (03) 9928 6450 if you require further information.