Foot Surgery Post-op Instructions

Contact your physician if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Temperature over 101 degrees F or severe chills
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Severe pain not relieved by medication
  • Excessive or persistent bleeding
  • Excessive swelling

Follow the labeled instructions on your prescription(s).

If you have received general anesthesia:

  • DO NOT drive or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours after discharge from the hospital
  • DO NOT make any important decisions or sign any important papers for 24 hours after discharge from the hospital

If you are taking pain medication do not drive or drink alcohol

  • Have a responsible adult remain with you for the remainder of the day and during the night

Specific instructions:

  • Sponge bathe only, you may use Bandage or Cast Bag
  • Apply ice packs to surgical area twenty (20) minutes on, five (5) minutes off for the first twenty-four (24) hours
  • Elevate feet above the level of the heart for the first two (2) days as often as possible
  • Keep bandages clean and dry - contact Dr. Thomajan immediately if your bandage should get wet.
  • Follow specific instructions regarding weight-bearing status of the operative foot
  • Prescription refills: please have your pharmacy fax a prescription refill request to (512) 328-8903. Upon receipt Dr. Thomajan will take into consideration the refill request and fax back immediately. You must have your pharmacy fax a prescription refill request as this is the only mode of transmission for refills.

Reminder: you must make an appointment by calling the office at (512) 328-8900 to have your bandages changed

Emergency telephone number for Dr. Thomajan:  (512) 406-3190

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
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Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists