Fulkerson Osteotomy

Post-Operative Instructions for Fulkerson Osteotomy
  1. Activities/Exercises
    • You will have a knew immobilizer on top of your dressing postoperatively.
    • You will be in a knee immobilizer for 6 weeks.
    • You will be using crutches and must be non-weight bearing for 6 weeks
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    • There will also be an ice therapy wrap over your dressing. Use this as instructed.
    • At your first follow-up exam, you will be instructed when to start outpatient physical therapy, along with instructions concerning your crutches, brace, and ice therapy.
  2. Dressing
    • A bulky post-op dressing will be applied at the time of surgery. You may
      remove this dressing 3 days postoperatively and replace it with new, clean, waterproof household band-aids. You can find the waterproof band-aids at any pharmacy. Your staples/sutures must remain clean and dry until you are seen in the office for your first post-op visit. The staples/sutures will be removed at your first post-op visit.
  3. Medication
  4. A prescription for pain relief will be given to you when you leave the hospital.

  5. Follow-Up
  6. Please call the office the next day to schedule your first follow-up exam, if you do not already have an appointment scheduled. You should be seen approximately 14 days after surgery to have your sutures/staples removed.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office.