Will I Have a Cast After Foot and Ankle Surgery?

That depends on the procedure. Some procedures only require a protective shoe postoperatively, which we will dispense. Other procedures require a postoperative cast for one to two weeks, followed by a removable walking cast for protection. The removable walking cast (boot) is then worn for protection during the remaining period of non-weight-bearing, and then used as protection to transition from non-weight-bearing to weight bearing.