Foot & Ankle Pre-Surgical Videos
Watch the post-operative instruction videos below prior to your foot or ankle surgery at the MGH Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Waltham. The videos contain information about recovering from your surgery and any equipment you will need to use at home.
If you have any questions about what you see on the video(s), we will be happy to answer your questions when you arrive at the ASC on your day of surgery. These videos will help you prepare for your discharge home and act as a resource after you are home.
Please note: In some of the videos below, you will see a patient learning to walk after surgery, and while the patient in the video has a knee brace or wrap, these videos apply to Foot & Ankle surgical patients as well.
Post Operative Cold Therapy: Foot & Ankle Wraps
Post-operative Crutch Walking: Weight Bearing as Tolerated
Post-operative Crutch Walking: Touch Down Weight Bearing
Post-operative Crutch Walking: Partial Weight Bearing
Post-operative Crutch Walking: Non-weight Bearing
Crutch Walking on Stairs: Weight Bearing as Tolerated
Crutch Walking on Stairs: Partial or Touch Down Weight Bearing
Cane: Weight Bearing as Tolerated
Walker: Non-Weight Bearing