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Old 11-22-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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What is a brostrom procedure? Evans procedure?

I am ashamed to admit I just had these performed on me last weekend, but i do not have a strong understanding what each are. I had a torn posterior tibial tendon.

My doctor explained to me what he was going to do in detail, and he did so in a manner i could understand. But I have forgotten exactly what he said, and my internet searches haven't provided good laymen explanations.

I think the Brostrom procedure is to stabailize my ankle, and the Evans procedure is to "fix" my torn tendon, but i do not know the acctual process involved in either one.

Any info would be appreciated.

 
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Old 11-23-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: What is a brostrom procedure? Evans procedure?

The Brostrom they cut the ligament in half pull them and sew them together to make them shorter and tougher so you don't strain then. Evans has a few procedures so depends.. There is one that is used for instability... But thats all I know.. Good luck!

 
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: What is a brostrom procedure? Evans procedure?

Thanks for the reply!

Anymore comments?

 
Old 11-24-2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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Re: What is a brostrom procedure? Evans procedure?

Sorry... I had the Evans procedure done, but it was a different one... But I'm sure your doctor can explain it to you again at your next visit.

 
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