Re: posterior tibial tendon repair surgery
I went for 5 years before I found a surgeon willing to do PTTD surgery. My tendon has deteriorated over that time and I hope you are more persistent than I was. I ended up looking on the web to the nearest teaching hospitals that had orthopedic surgeons who had a specialty in foot and ankle repair. I am 4 weeks post op and it is a long recovery time period. I am very hopeful that I will be far improved over my limited mobility before. I was willing to take the small risk since my previous status was not the way I wanted to spend that rest of my life.
I had a ritchie brace and it didn't work for me. I found the arizona brace much more satisfactory, but I was still quite limited in how far I could walk.
Keep looking and good luck!