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Will I need to learn crutches when recovering from a claw toe operation?
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.

In brief: Maybe
Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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