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After hallux valgus-hammer toe correction, will doctor do plaster of paris bandage up to knee.?
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Usually no
A good alternative is a cam boot but you may be asked to use crutches.

In brief: Usually no
A good alternative is a cam boot but you may be asked to use crutches.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on the nature or extent of the surgery, need for protection and surgeons preference to some extent.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the nature or extent of the surgery, need for protection and surgeons preference to some extent.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not always.
Depending on the exact procedure, following bunion surgery your doctor may want you to walk with a surgical shoe, a rigid waking boot, or use crutches to keep pressure off of the surgical site.
On occasion your foot may be placed in a cast. Discuss the post operative course with you surgeon prior to your surgery so that you can be prepared and know what to expect.

In brief: Not always.
Depending on the exact procedure, following bunion surgery your doctor may want you to walk with a surgical shoe, a rigid waking boot, or use crutches to keep pressure off of the surgical site.
On occasion your foot may be placed in a cast. Discuss the post operative course with you surgeon prior to your surgery so that you can be prepared and know what to expect.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
The after surgery care depends on the procedure performed.
For most bunion surgeries, we place the patient in a surgical shoe with limited standing/ walking around the home the first 10 days. Sutures are then removed and the patient placed in a removal cast. They can increase weightbearing to tolerance, get the foot wet and begin rom exercises. Check with with your surgeon, care varies. Dr l.

In brief: Usually not
The after surgery care depends on the procedure performed.
For most bunion surgeries, we place the patient in a surgical shoe with limited standing/ walking around the home the first 10 days. Sutures are then removed and the patient placed in a removal cast. They can increase weightbearing to tolerance, get the foot wet and begin rom exercises. Check with with your surgeon, care varies. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of surgical procedure done.
Some procedures do not require casting.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of surgical procedure done.
Some procedures do not require casting.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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