Maybe. Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.
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.
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.
Recovery times vary. The healing rates can vary depending on the individual and on the exact type of procedure performed. Generally it may take more or less 6 to 8 weeks. Discuss the recovery time with your surgeon who will be performing your surgery. Read more...