Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

Operation Information & Post-Op Guidelines

Surgery: Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy

HOSPITAL STAY

In Hospital 1 Day

DRESSINGS

Bandages
- then replace with cutifilm and tubigrip 2 Days

Appointment for Suture Removal 10 Days

MOBILISATION

Elevate foot 3 Days

Crutches 3-7 Days

Partial weight bearing 1 Week

Walking freely ~2-3 Weeks

WORK/DRIVING

NO Driving 10 Days

RECOVERY

Foot remains swollen 8 Weeks

Final result 12 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 Mark Blackney’s rooms on (03) 9417 0762 or Mr Terence Chin’s rooms on (03) 9928 6450 if you require further information.