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i possibly have to get surgery on my toe so how long will i have to wear flip flops with a huge bandage after the surgery?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Talk to your doctor: This will depend on what type of surgery is done and what type of fixation if any is needed.

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