Planning ahead for a surgical procedure is important, especially when it comes to considerations regarding work after foot or ankle surgery. In short, yes, you will likely have to miss at least some work following your surgery.
The amount of time you will need to request off varies, naturally, based on the procedure we are performing for you. When we discuss your surgical options, Dr. Melhuish will provide a reasonable timeframe with regards to the surgery and your recovery period.
There are other things to consider, including making travel arrangements and planning for child care (since it can be difficult to keep up with children when you need to recover from surgery). We will discuss all of this in advance so you can know what to expect.Our goal at Sierra Foot & Ankle is to try and provide the relief and treatment you need without resorting to surgery. The good news is that we are able to do so in many cases. Contact us for more information on how we can address whatever lower limb problem is affecting you. Either give us a call in our Carson City, NV office at (775) 783-8037 or take advantage of our online form.