Preparing For Surgery

Lifestyle Changes

Temporary lifestyle changes should be expected when wearing your external fixator. Although these changes may present challenges, you can be prepared by understanding what to expect and making adjustments before treatment.

Daily activities such as getting dressed, running errands, cooking, cleaning, and driving may take more time and energy. You may be limited with what you can do and should consult your doctor for guidance in regard to typical day to day activities.

Preparing Your Home


Physical therapy



The performance of limb deformity surgery depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if limb deformity surgery is right for you.