What activities will I be able to do following flatfoot surgery?

For the first two weeks after flatfoot surgery, you will not be able to walk.

After flatfoot correction surgery, you may be able to go home the same day. Your foot will be placed in a splint or cast and needs to be kept elevated for the first two weeks.

Subsequently, the sutures are removed by your surgeon and the splint or cast is replaced with another cast, or with a removable boot. You should avoid putting any weight on the foot in question for six to eight weeks following surgery.

Only after ten to twelve weeks will you be allowed to bear your entire weight on the foot. Also, after twelve weeks, you may start wearing a shoe again. However, your surgeon may recommend the use of inserts and ankle braces for a while, as well as physical therapy.

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