What Can I Expect After Surgery?
Immediately after surgery you will be able to walk with a post-op shoe. You can walk a maximum of 15 minutes per hour, primarily on your heel and or the outside of your foot.
- You will have a follow-up visit 3-4 days after surgery and will be given a walking boot at that time. At this point you can walk as much as 20 minutes per hour.
- Return one week after the first post-operative visit to have another dressing change and to remove the sutures. At this point, you can start walking up to 30 minutes per hour in the boot.
- Increase your walking time by 10 minutes per hour per week.
- Return approximately two weeks later to get an x-ray of the foot. By the end of the fourth week after surgery, you can resume walking in loose, comfortable fitting shoes.
6 weeks after surgery you will return to have a final x-ray and then return to full physical activity starting slowly and working up to full capacity.