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will i need to learn crutches when recovering from a claw toe operation?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Maybe: Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
That depends....: Whether you need to learn to use crutches when recovering from a claw toe operation will depend on a number of factors. The first being how well you are able to balance and keep weight off of your forefoot. There may be other procedures that accompany the claw toe operation that require the use of crutches. You should follow the directions of your orthopedic foot and ankle surgeoon as you recover.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Usually not: Depending on the type of procedure, most are able to get around with a surgical shoe or rigid walking boot with a cane following the procedure.

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