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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I go home with a dressing?
Yes, you will need to change your dressing daily or when it is soiled with drainage. We will give you a few days supply until you can obtain them from the pharmacy.

Can I shower?
After your staples have been removed which is about 10-14 days after surgery. Ask a nurse how to do an at home sponge bath if you feel the need to bathe before your staples are out.

When can I drive?
Usually in about 4-8 weeks. However if also depends on how you feel and if you are no longer taking a narcotic pain medication. It is also dependent on what leg was operated on.

When can I return to work?
Give yourself time to heal and prepare to be absent from work for 6-8 weeks.