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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Prepare for Successful Surgery | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Prepare for Successful Surgery


Prepare for Successful Surgery

At  Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists  we know that patients are never happy to hear that they need surgery for a foot or ankle problem. In some cases, however, surgery is the best or only way to correct certain problems. This may include  bunions,  a torn or ruptured  Achilles tendon,   heel spurs  and chronic  ankle instability  to name just a few. Oftentimes, surgery is not as bad as a patient imagines it’s going to be. Knowing what to expect and planning accordingly can go a long way to alleviating fears and ensuring a successful outcome.

What’s Involved?

Start by asking our podiatrists,  Dr. Christopher J. Mullin  and  Dr. Jessica A. Addeo,  what the surgical procedure will be and what the desired outcome is. In this discussion you can find out if your surgery is outpatient (done in office or at an outpatient surgical center) or if it will require you to stay one or more  nights at the hospital. In most cases, you will need someone to drive you home following your surgical procedure.

What Will Recovery Look Like?

One thing most patients want to know is “How much pain will I be in after the surgery?” The foot doctor can give you an idea about the amount and type of pain to expect and also discuss pain management options that will be available to you. This is also a good time to ask about whether you’ll be wearing a cast, need a scooter or other assistive devices and how long it will be before you can bear weight on the foot that’s been operated on. With some surgeries, you may need to do a little re-arranging at home to make sure you can have a bed and bathroom accessible without having to go upstairs. Ask if you will need physical therapy after the surgery and for how long. One key to maximizing the benefits of a surgical procedure is completing the full course of physical therapy, even after the pain has subsided.

How Long Until I Can Resume Regular Activities?

This information is important for planning your time off from work and rearranging other appointments and events on your calendar. For surgeries that require longer recovery periods, you may want to consider have a relative or friend come and stay with you for a few days or see about getting some meals prepared by friends and family who will surely be asking how they can help.

If you have additional concerns about an upcoming foot or ankle surgery,  contact  our Aberdeen  office  by calling 732-566-2841. We want to be sure that all your questions have been answered so that you will undergo your surgery feeling confident about the outcome.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Prepare for Successful Surgery, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen