When should I avoid foot reconstruction surgery?

There are several requirements for people who would like to undergo foot reconstruction surgery.

If you suffer from diabetes or take oral steroids, your physician may not recommend you foot reconstruction surgery, as these would interfere with the procedure.

Similarly, surgery is ill-advised for people who are overweight and smokers, as they are prone to developing blood clots, which would hinder recovery.

Because the complete recovery from foot reconstruction surgery usually takes one year, people who would like to undergo it should discuss every aspect of their lifestyle and medical history with their physician prior to making this decision.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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