The Foot and Ankle Clinic

Tendon Transfer post-operative

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Post-Operative Course After Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer

The First 24 Hours

Out-Patient Visit at Two Weeks

At this stage your cast will be removed to check the wounds have healed. You will be placed into a further but complete below knee cast which remains in place for a further four weeks. You will continue non-weight bearing.

Out-Patient Visit at Six Weeks

At this stage your cast will be removed and you will be placed into an Achilles Aircast walking boot or alternatively a lightweight walking boot. You will require physiotherapy supervision to assist with a progressive range of movement followed by strengthening exercises. You will normally require the use of a pair of crutches for a further week or two.

At Three Months Following Flexor Hallucis Longus Transfer

At three mohths following flexor hallucis longus transfer you will be able to be fully out of your Aircast boot at this stage. You will not yet be able to return to sport and this will probably take a few more months for adequate muscle power and control to be sufficient.

It may take twelve months to achieve full strength and confidence following a transfer.

Complications Following a Flexor Hallucis Longus Transfer

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