Mark Blackney

Operation Information & Post–Op Guidelines

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


In Hospital 3 Days


Bandages 14 Days
Plaster 6 Weeks


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


NO driving ~4–8 Weeks


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 if you require further information.