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Cast after Open Surgery?

Posted by Pam B on 1/13/02 at 17:47 (069883)

I am about to have open PF surgery......do they cast you following this type procedure?????? Have not asked doc yet but thought maybe someone here knew....Pam B

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Dr. Zuckeman on 1/13/02 at 19:52 (069911)

Some will cast. some will keep you non-weight bearing. Some will
place you in a boot cast.

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Anthony P on 1/13/02 at 21:04 (069924)

Pam I was in a cast non weigth bearing for three weeks Then a walking boot
after that and started to walk on in with crutches .Anthony P

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Al K DPM on 1/16/02 at 05:41 (070151)

A closed cast is not indicated after open heel surgery for at lease 2 weeks. Then, depending on symptoms and the degree of surgery, a Closed/SLC is applied, NWB in a posterior splint or CAM walker can be used.

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Dr. Zuckeman on 1/13/02 at 19:52 (069911)

Some will cast. some will keep you non-weight bearing. Some will
place you in a boot cast.

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Anthony P on 1/13/02 at 21:04 (069924)

Pam I was in a cast non weigth bearing for three weeks Then a walking boot
after that and started to walk on in with crutches .Anthony P

Re: Cast after Open Surgery?

Al K DPM on 1/16/02 at 05:41 (070151)

A closed cast is not indicated after open heel surgery for at lease 2 weeks. Then, depending on symptoms and the degree of surgery, a Closed/SLC is applied, NWB in a posterior splint or CAM walker can be used.