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2. A responsible adult, who will be driving, must accompany you upon your discharge
from the surgical facility. Public transportation is not an acceptable form of transportation
following anesthesia. If this is a problem, please call and allow us to assist you
3. Shower or bathe (shave, etc) the morning of your surgery. It may be some time
before your next opportunity.
4. Do not bring any valuable items (watches, jewelry, etc.) with you to the surgical
facility except a method of payment in the event deductibles or copayments which
may be due.
5. Bring a case for eyeglasses. Do not wear contact lenses. Contact lenses cannot
be worn during anesthesia.
6. Do not wear makeup to the hospital. Makeup can injure your eyes and must be removed
before the surgery.
7. Please remove all nail polish from the toes of the limb having surgery.
8. Wear loose, comfortable, casual clothes that will allow for passage of a large
cast or dressing which will be on the foot.
9. Young children and visitors of two or more, with you at the surgical facility
are discouraged and may be asked to leave.
10. Younger patients may bring and keep, during surgery, a security object such as
a toy or blanket.
11. A custodial parent or legal guardian must accompany children, under the age of
18. This person must be present to sign permission papers and consent forms.
1. Do not allow your dressing or cast to become wet.A wet dressing will be considered
an infectedwound and may require admission to the hospital with up to six weeks
of intravenous antibiotics. Please make every effort to avoid getting you bandage
or cast wet.
2. Do not remove your bandages. Leave the dressing in place until you are seen by
Dr. Dobry. He will inspect and remove the dressing at your first postoperative appointment.
3. There are typically sutures (stitches) placed in the incision is that will be
removed by Dr. Dobry, usually about two weeks after your surgery. The incision(s)
will be assessed at your postoperative office visits.
4. You will be provided with prescription pain medication to help minimize your surgical
pain. You should use these medications as directed and as needed. As your incision
heels, we expect you to begin weaning from the prescription medication. This should
begin about one to two weeks after your surgery. It is the policy of this office
to advise you not to drive while under the influence of pain medications. Should
you have any questions regarding your pain prescriptions please contact us.
5. DO NOT SMOKE. Smoking could delay or interfere with your body’s ability to heal
after surgery. See your primary care physician if you need assistance to quit smoking.
6. If you are having surgery on your RIGHT foot, you are expressly instructed to
NOT drive until the third or fourth week postoperatively and certainly not while
a dressing or cast remains or while wearing your surgical shoe or cam walking boot.
**This period of no driving may increase depending on the extent of your surgical
7. Please contact our office immediately, (214) 618-3750, for any of the following
- Oral temperature greater than 103 degrees.
- Excessive redness, swelling, or drainage through or from under your dressing.
- Rapid increase in severity of pain after the first 12 hours postoperatively.
- Intense pain, swelling, and/or burning deep in the calf, knee, or thigh of the
8. For general medical problems such as sore throat, cough, nasal drainage, etc.,
please contact your primary care physician. You should also contact your primary
care physician regarding questions about your routine medications not prescribed
by this office.
9. Preventing Falls: If unsure, ask Dr. Dobry what activities are safe for you to
do on your own. Always step up or down with your good foot first. Ask for help before
you get out of bed if you feel week, lightheaded, or dizzy. Being in bed for even
one day or taking new medicines can cause a person to feel dizzy or weak. Perform
your activities at a slower speed. Move slowly. Sit at the side of the bed or sofa
and wait to see how you feel before standing up. Try to use the toilet often. That
way you won`t have to hurry should you have an urgent need to go.
10. Please keep your follow-up appointments with our office. If you are unable to
keep your appointments, please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule. You
may be discharged from Dr Dobry’s care for non-compliance.
Thank you for trusting us with your foot & ankle health. We wish you a speedy recover!
1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This
includes water, coffee, candy, chewing gum and any kind of tobacco. **The one exception
is that you may take regular medications with a sip of water only.