But as it has been pointed out many, many times before: Growing healthy hair isn't quantum mechanics, it's just sticking to the advice about general healthy living that we all already know.
The brochure have some classic advice of limiting alcohol intake and stop smoking if possible. Not smoking will aid in healing because the nicotine restricts blood flow.
It also suggests losing weight if possible, which I actually think I will put some effort into. Not that I think I "need" it, but it will make it a lot easier on my foot after surgery if I could weigh just a little less.
The brochure also has points about the diet you should follow before and after surgery.
Except for the part about that you might be constipated and nauseous post surgery, this is very classic hair advice again: Lots of protein to heal the tissue and paying attention to getting vitamins and minerals for the wound healing and forming new blood cells. It even talks about getting fiber and probiotics to aid your digestive system to take up nutrients efficiently and keep from being constipated. Again, this is advice I have read for growing long hair before!
The foods mentioned that you should avoid are also classic "Avoid these foods if you want to grow long hair"-type entries: Sugary foods and sodium-heavy foods, which can cause damaging fluctuations in the blood sugar levels and cause swelling.
The brochure also advice to get as much exercise as you can before surgery to be in good shape and have good blood flow. After the surgery, it advises to move carefully as much as you can tolerate for your pain level. It will increase blood flow, keep you from getting constipated, and prevent complications like pneumonia and deep vein thrombosis (Sounds nasty). I think I will try to get to our local water park for some gentle exercise as soon as I get out of the cast.
So far the only advice that truly seems to differ from the classic "Grow healthy hair 101" is the point about following instructions and advice given by the healthcare professionals. It also points out that you should go to all the follow-up appointments, even if you otherwise feel okay and don't feel like you need it.
...Well, maybe you could find the last part in a "How to grow your hair out"-article done by a hair stylist. Hah.