A member asked:

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

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Haleh Agdassi answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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Dr. Eric Bluman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

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.

Answered Mar 29, 2014


Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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.

Answered Mar 29, 2014



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