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How long will I be off my feet?
Bones take at least 6 weeks to mend so you will have to be careful about returning to work before this time. You will be advised on the best time to return by Mr Jones. You can usually swim after about one month when the wound is completely healed.
Can I eat before my operation?
Local Anaesthetic ONLY – yes – you should eat a normal breakfast or a light lunch at least two hours before your operation.
NO alcohol is permitted for 24 hours prior to surgery.
Can I wear nail polish?
How long before I can drive?
Will the operation be painful?
Will I need my own transport?
You will need to arrange for a friend or relative to collect you by car after surgery.
You MUST be accompanied home.
Return travel by public transport is not permitted.
You will also need to make arrangements to attend the follow up appointments with Mr Jones.