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I would usually advice the patient to start ambulation slowly. Patients are able to weight bear immediately the same day after surgery, but of course there will be some discomfort.
As the pain improves with each passing day, patients will be able to walk more and more surely/ confidently. Always take care of the wound(s), and keep the dressings dry. When taking showers, I usually give my patients a cast protector.
This helps to keep the foot dry while showering. If MIS / keyhole surgery is done for patients, I usually see my patient weekly for follow up.
This is to check on their feet, and it allows me to take care of their wounds and do the necessary dressings to ensure optimal alignment of the big toe.