Can I Shower or Bathe After Surgery?

For most procedures you cannot get your surgical site wet until the stitches are removed, which is usually done 10 to 14 days after surgery. There is a special bag we dispense to keep your leg protected while showering or bathing after surgery. If there is external hardware, you cannot get your foot wet until the hardware is removed, usually about six weeks after the procedure. After the stitches and/or hardware are removed, we require that you avoid soaking your foot in a hot tub, bath tub or swimming pool for an additional two weeks.