Operation Information & Post-Op Guidelines

Surgery: Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy

HOSPITAL STAY

In Hospital1 Day

DRESSINGS

Bandages
- then replace with cutifilm and tubigrip2 Days

Appointment for Suture Removal10 Days

MOBILISATION

Elevate foot3 Days

Crutches3-7 Days

Partial weight bearing1 Week

Walking freely~2-3 Weeks

WORK/DRIVING

NO Driving10 Days

RECOVERY

Foot remains swollen8 Weeks

Final result12 Weeks

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.