Back on Your Feet: A Patient Guide to Foot and Ankle Treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH, Boston, MA

Back on Your Feet: A Patient Guide to Foot and Ankle Treatments

Essential information includes an introduction to our care team, an explanation of treatment options, surgical preparation, expectations after surgery and recovery at home.

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Our Team

  • Meet the surgeons, nurses and support staff
  • Learn about your care team



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Consulting with our Doctors

  • Making an appointment
  • Non-operative treatments




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Common Procedures

  • Bunion correction
  • Fracture fixation
  • Fusions
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Hardware removal

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Preparing for your Surgery

  • How to prepare your home
  • Checklist for hospital bag




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Surgery at MGH - Main Campus

  • What to expect
  • Your PATA evaluation
  • Where to go on day of surgery
  • Information for visitors


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Surgery at ASC - MG West

  • What to expect
  • Where to go on day of surgery
  • Information for visitors



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Surgery at North Shore Center

  • What to expect
  • Where to go on day of surgery
  • Information for visitors



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Getting Back on your Feet

  • Physical therapy after surgery
  • Pain management
  • Driving after surgery
  • Preventing blood clots
  • Post-op plans

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