Complete Lower Extremity Healthcare

140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA   31322

(912) 330 - 8885



By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
July 27, 2017
Category: Foot Surgery

Many foot conditions today, including bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes and arthritis to name a few, can be greatly improved through podiatric surgery. At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we always strive to treat your foot problems as conservatively as possible, but sometimes surgery is the best—or only—option. As a patient, there is much that is within your control that you can do to help ease anxiety and ensure that your procedure and recovery have no surprises.

Get the Facts—find out all the details of your procedure: where it will be performed, what type of anesthesia will be used, how long it should take and whether or not your surgery requires an overnight hospital stay. Our foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico, will take the time to answer any and all questions that you have about an upcoming surgery.

Be Prepared—nearly as important as the information about the surgical procedure is what to expect afterwards. What will your recovery be like? How much pain will you be in and what options will be available to alleviate that pain? How long will you have to be off your feet? Will you need special equipment such as crutches or a knee scooter? The answers to these questions will help you know if there are any special measures you should take to plan for post operative care. For example, if your bedroom is upstairs you may want to temporarily relocate to a room on the first floor. Ask how long before you can drive and/or return to work too so you can plan your schedule and appointments accordingly.

Line Up Help—accept any offers of help! You will most likely need someone to drive you home after your foot surgery. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you may need someone to stay with you for the first few days at home. Other ways family and friends can help are making easy to reheat meals for your freezer and ferrying children to practices and activities.

In most cases, the relief is so great that patients wondered why they waited so long to have their foot surgery done. If you have additional questions about foot surgery, contact our office in Pooler, GA by calling: (912) 330-8885.



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Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon - Pooler / Savannah • Leonard M. Talarico, DPM • 140 Traders Way • Pooler GA  31322 • 912-330-8885