Major Foot & Ankle Fusion
Operation Information & Post-Op Guidelines
Surgery: Major Foot & Ankle Fusion – (ankle, sub talar, mid foot, TMT)
In Hospital3 Days
Elevate foot7 Days
Touch weight bearing6 Weeks
Cam Walker6 Weeks
NO Driving~4-8 Weeks
Walking freely~12 Weeks
Foot remains swollen16 Weeks
Final result12 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.