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How to Wrap your Foot after Bunion Surgery

by Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
“Hi, my name is Jessica Gonzalez, and I’m Dr. Joel Brook’s medical assistant. I’m going to demonstrate on how to do your daily dressing changes after surgery.

First of all, you have your 4×4 gauze here. I’m going to get some betadine, which is your antiseptic, just to keep the germs away. I’ll apply some right around the incision area, which will be primarily, if you had a bunionectomy, your incision will be right around this area here.

Then you’re going to grab 3-4 4×4 gauze pads, just place it around the incision area, just like this.
You’re going to grab another 4×4, you’re going to simply undo it and make sure it’s positioned downwards and you’re going to wrap it around the big toe. This is just splitting the toe into a proper position.

You’ll grab your conforming gauze. Whenever you’re doing this you always want to make sure that you keep your foot at a 90 degree angle. If not, the bandage will get irritation here on your ankle area. You always want to start from your arch here and go inwards. The entire time, keep your foot at a 90 degree angle. You always want to make sure that you cover the heel at all times. Is this feeling too tight, Jordan? No, feels great – thank you.

Now, does that feel nice and snug? Yes.

Now, last step will be your ACE bandage. This here is your four inch ACE bandage, nice and clean. Whenever you start using your ACE bandage, you always want to make sure that you start off from around this area here, and that the velcro is facing upwards. If not, it’s going to be attached to the bandage and that’s just going to cause a mess. Same as before, go all across the foot. Again, you always want to make sure that you cover the entire heel.
Dressing changes will vary depending on what kind of surgical procedure you had done. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.”

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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