|Deep posterior compartment
|Superior posterior compartment
Following discharge from hospital please see Dr Wood for your first post operative appointment to have your sutures checked 10 to 12 days after surgery on a Monday morning at the Mater Clinic, 3 Gillies St, Wollstonecraft.
Dr Wood uses absorbable / dissolving sutures in most cases.
On the day after surgery remove all bandages from your legs, leaving the plastic dressings. Apply elastic bandages from below knees to ankles.
The hospital will discharge you with pain relief medication which you may require for
48 to 72 hours. Contact your local doctor for further pain management if pain continues and is not relieved by elevation, rest, ice and Panadol.
After surgery you will require crutches to mobilise.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU
High elevation of your legs is critical for good wound healing.
Physiotherapy – Dr Wood will advise at the time of your first post operative appointment when you can commence physiotherapy.