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What shoes can you wear after an ankle fusion?

Immediately after the surgery, your shoe choice will be limited. You will be in a large walking boot the first several days after the surgery. After the swelling and pain from the surgery decreases, you will be in a brace that can be worn with loose boots or sneakers for several weeks.

What shoes you can wear after recovering from your ankle fusion depends on your specific case. Boots, sandals, sneakers, and dress shoes, and pumps are almost always comfortable to wear. High heels are challenging to wear due to the reduced range of motion of the ankle after surgery.

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