Re: Care after bunion surgery

: Thank you for reading this and responding.
: Am trying to prepare for post bunion surgery.
: Will have both feet operated on.

: From what I've read here, ice and ibuprofen help.
: and here are my q's:
: (1) What equipment will be helpful? i.e. walker, wheel chair, commode, wedge pillow, cane?
: (2) During the first week what position of body is required: reclining or laying down;
: (3) Re elevation of feet - above heart or even with waist?
: (4) How to prevent atrophy of body? e.g. Can I move legs and feet and do sit ups? What kinds of exercise are allowed?
: (5) Should I avoid getting my feet wet and use only washrag for bathing?
: (6) Can I slide on butt to get to bathroom?
: (7) Can I walk on the heels or will balance be bad?
: (8)How does one handle bathing? Washrag? or?

: What else should I know or what would be helpful to know or have in the house?
: Very appreciatively,

: Senior Lady

Posted By angela melendez on January 20, 2004 at 11:26:36:

In Reply to: Care after bunion surgery posted by Senior Lady on January 10, 2004 at 14:49:06:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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