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I need to know what to expect after surg.

Posted by karma on 8/12/01 at 18:57 (056495)

I have both tts and pf and will have surg in sept will i have a cast or dressing i dont know what to expect should i use crutches or a walker any info will help. Thanks for your time...............

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/12/01 at 20:58 (056503)

This is going to depend on your surgeon. It is very important that you discuss the entire after care program before the surgery. Crutch training may be necessary

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Andrea R. on 8/13/01 at 11:25 (056563)

Karma,

If you are going to be on crutches, get a well padded pair of bicycle gloves. Also, get the crutch training before surgery.

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

karma on 8/15/01 at 21:01 (056848)

thanks for the information will let you know how things go....

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Lisa C on 8/16/01 at 21:09 (056950)

I had surgery in March.It's a very long battle.I had crutches.But it killed me to sit for long time.I used a desk chair to get around the house.I had a wonderful husband,kids,family to help.The doctor said i would need to stay home a full week.Second week part-time.It was a lie. I was able to return to work full time for 8 weeks.The scar was bigger than expected.It didn't have a lot of pain after the surgery.It's been 4 months and still suffer.I've had 2 cortozone shots and been on anit-flammtory pills nothing helps.Lisa

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/12/01 at 20:58 (056503)

This is going to depend on your surgeon. It is very important that you discuss the entire after care program before the surgery. Crutch training may be necessary

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Andrea R. on 8/13/01 at 11:25 (056563)

Karma,

If you are going to be on crutches, get a well padded pair of bicycle gloves. Also, get the crutch training before surgery.

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

karma on 8/15/01 at 21:01 (056848)

thanks for the information will let you know how things go....

Re: I need to know what to expect after surg.

Lisa C on 8/16/01 at 21:09 (056950)

I had surgery in March.It's a very long battle.I had crutches.But it killed me to sit for long time.I used a desk chair to get around the house.I had a wonderful husband,kids,family to help.The doctor said i would need to stay home a full week.Second week part-time.It was a lie. I was able to return to work full time for 8 weeks.The scar was bigger than expected.It didn't have a lot of pain after the surgery.It's been 4 months and still suffer.I've had 2 cortozone shots and been on anit-flammtory pills nothing helps.Lisa