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A Patient’s Guide to Foot and Ankle Surgery

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), we believe that patient and family education is a critical component of providing excellent patient care. We designed this booklet to help guide you and your family through the journey from the pre- to post-surgical phases of care.

Before Surgery

Preparation for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Your surgery will occur in our main building at Hospital for Special Surgery located at 535 East 70th Street, between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. Surgery is either ambulatory or same day.

After Surgery

After Foot and Ankle Surgery

Please follow the detailed instructions provided to you from the nurse upon discharge. Many of the functional limitations that you are experiencing in recovery will continue post-operatively. If you live alone and receive deep or moderate sedation, you should make arrangements for someone to stay with you and help you during your initial recovery.

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