Midfoot fractures Surgery

Diagnosis:

Midfoot fractures Surgery: ORIF LisFranc

Post operative orders:

Plaster backslab: Leave intact – do not remove. Keep clean and dry at all times. Elevate: as much as possible
Ice: at least 3 times per day 20 mins on, 20 mins off (ice should not be directly contacting skin or dampen the plaster)

Wounds:

Please keep the wounds with any dressings applied at the time of surgery clean and dry and intact.
The dressings will be changed at the time of first review in the office, 10-14 days post surgery.
Signs of infection: increased redness, swelling, malodorous discharge or persistent wound ooze, feeling unwell, fever. If these occur please contact the office straight away.

Weight bearing Status:

NON weight bearing for 6 weeks after surgery with crutches/knee scooter, CAM boot at all times including when sleeping.
6 week review – may be permitted to commence gradual, progressive weight bearing in boot over the next 6 weeks. This will be confirmed at time of review.
3 months – Transition normal shoe wear. Gradually increase walking, light exercise

Driving:

Casts and boots and strong pain medications can interfere with your ability to drive.
You must be able to safely operate the vehicle including the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals at all times and respond appropriately in the event of an emergency.