Toe to Thumb Transfer
- Plan to take off work for 2-4 weeks, depending on the type of job you do. Talk with your doctor about this.
- If you plan to donate your own blood for the surgery, please mention this at your work-up.
- You may need to have tests to check your blood flow.
- Do household and outdoor chores ahead of time, or make plans for someone to help you.
- Plan meals that are easy to prepare.
- Plan for someone to help with your children for a week, if needed.
- Take it easy for several weeks.
- You will be told about showering before you go home.
- Wear loose fitting clothing for a few days.
- You will most likely be using crutches, then wearing a special adaptive shoe.
- You will go home in a wheelchair. You must keep your foot and arm raised. This will help decrease the swelling.
- Plan to visit your surgeon weekly for several weeks.
- You will have a cast or splint on your hand and arm for a few weeks. During your visits, the cast or splint will be removed and your surgery site is checked. Then the splint is replaced.
- Have someone else drive you for a couple of weeks.
Your surgeon's name is: ________________________
Your doctor’s office number is (608) 26___________, weekdays.
After hours and weekends, the clinic number will give you the hospital paging operator. Ask for plastic surgery resident on-call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
Toll free Hospital Number: (800) 323-8942
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Last Updated: 07/27/2011
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