Operation Information & Post–Op Guidelines
Surgery: Major Foot & Ankle Fusion – (ankle, sub talar, mid foot, TMT)
|In Hospital||3 Days|
|Elevate foot||7 Days|
|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.