Major Foot & Ankle Fusion

Mark Blackney & Terence Chin

Operation Information & Post-Op Guidelines

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


In Hospital3 Days


Bandages14 Days

Plaster6 Weeks


Elevate foot7 Days

Crutches6 Weeks

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.