Hindfoot Fusion: 1st Post-op

  1. You may shower tonight if you have a waterproof cast. Do NOT submerge the leg under water.
  2. You will be strict non-weightbearing in the cast.
  3. You should continue taking the blood clot prevention medication (aspirin or equivalent) as prescribed until you are at least 4 weeks post-op.
  4. I would like to see you back in 4 weeks for a follow-up appointment. We will obtain new x-rays at that time. If there is appropriate evidence of healing, we will likely have you begin progressive weightbearing in a boot.
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About Mark Reed

Mark Reed, MD Dr. Mark Reed is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon providing specialty care of all foot and ankle disorders. He treats both adolescents and adults with a special focus on sports-related injuries, including ankle instability, cartilage lesions, and Achilles tendon injuries.