Re: 1 week PTTD post-op Calcaneal Osteotomy, Evan's Procedure, & PT tendon reconstruc
Hi, I am 6 weeks post op for stage 4 PTTD. I have 2 screws in my heel, 2 more laterally, a mid foot plate with 4 screws and staple. I am currently off all pain meds except for Ibuprofen as needed for swelling. I am able to now sit normally at a table for a meal but must get elevated at least in a recliner right after.
One thing that helped me was ice and lots of it. Not the reusable gel packs you buy at the pharmacy but real ice cubes. Dr tells me I will have swelling issues for 6 to 9 months. Fortunately my job is computer based so being off my feet has not been a problem. Best advice I can give you is to follow your doc's instructions. Good luck to you !!