Following surgery the leg will be immobilised in a splint and elevated.
Pain medications will be administrated. In addition to these you will usually be hooked up to an intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device which delivers pain relief in controlled amounts at the push of a button.
It is expected you will remain in hospital for two to three days. The duration of your hospital stay is dependant on pain levels, management and the severity of the injury.
A physiotherapist will assist you to mobilise with crutches. Generally it is advised for you to not full weight bear through the injured leg for six to eight weeks. You will be on crutches for this time, however depending on the severity of your injury, you will be either advised to partially weight bear with crutches or to avoid any weight bearing through the injured foot completely. The physiotherapist will also prescribe you appropriate excises to help strengthen the injured area when the movement and weight bearing restrictions have been lifted.
The wound will be checked prior to discharge and a follow up appointment to see A/Prof Al Muderis in his room 10 -14 days post surgery will be made.
Concerns: Please contact the office if you are worried about your level of pain, have significant bleeding, or have fever or redness around the surgical site.
If you require assistance after hours, please contact the hospital where the surgery was performed and they will contact A/Prof Al Muderis on your behalf.
Norwest Private Hospital: (02) 8882 8882
Sydney Adventist Hospital: (02) 9487 9111
Macquarie University Hospital: (02) 9812 3000