How can I prepare my child for foot surgery?

Preparing for kids' foot surgeryPreparing your child for foot surgery is important—when your child knows what to expect, he or she is more likely to remain calm, making the procedure and the recovery easier. Talk with your child and his or her doctor about why the surgery is necessary and just what it will do for his or her feet. There will be plenty of pre-operative tests and a discussion with an anesthesiologist about the anesthesia your child will need and the pain relief afterward, as well. Through all of this, answer your child’s questions in an age-appropriate way while remaining calm, so your child feels reassured.

On the day of the surgery, have your child wear loose-fitting pants or shorts that won’t get in the way of the protective boot he or she may need to wear afterward. Stay relaxed and help your child remain comfortable through the check-in and procedure prep, especially with any needles involved. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. will take good care of your child and do our very best to make sure he or she is comfortable through the whole experience. For more information, contact us online or by calling (303) 805-5156 to reach our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO, offices.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC