Modern surgery of the forefoot
At the practical level: what awaits you
Foot surgery has now been well codified. In fact, it has nothing to do with the one that was practised a few years ago. So progress is considerable. In this way, the operational follow-up is virtually no longer painful in contrast to what was previously observed in 90 to95% of the cases. Generally, the results are good or very good in a quasi-constant way (90 to 95%) and are maintained over time.
Length of stay in clinic:
- Morton’s Syndrome, simple Hallux valgus, ingrown nail, claws’ toes: ambulatory hospitalization (with entry and exit on the same day), or with a short overnight hospitalization
- Advanced and/or complicated hallux valgus: Overnight hospitalization.
- Bilateral hallux valgus: Surgery of one foot, then of the other foot between seven and fifteen days later: Hospitalization in Ambulatory or overnight. If both are operated on the same day, then one day of hospitalization
The post-operative shoe’s wearing
The post-operative shoe system is used from the evening of the operation until you can wear your favourite shoes again. Two, the “Toeshoe” or “heel shoe” that allows a gait on the talar area, without canes, will be used for 3 or 4 weeks depending on the case.
Driving the Car
The driving is authorized after about a month, from the full support on the forefoot.
It is on average 1.5 to 3 months, even in cases where the 2 forefeet were operated on at the same time. To sum up, duration depends mainly on the extent of deformation, age, occupational activity (sitting and/or standing up), and the duration of transport times…
Physical activity (hiking, sport, etc.) will be resumed after the 3rd month. Except for the bike on flat ground (no mountain bike on rough terrain), and swimming, which will be possible from the 6th week.
The expected result
In simple cases (the most frequent), the expected result is quickly achieved.
On the contrary, in advanced cases (claw toes, plantar pain), the operative suites will be longer. Overall, this will require daily and prolonged rehabilitation of your toes.
The post-operative consultation
It happens usually in the second week to check the absence of complications. Then after a X-ray exam, the week before resuming work.
It is at the price of this discipline, freely agreed, that we will be able to monitor the radio-clinical evolution of your feet and we will obtain the best results.