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Old 12-02-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
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lengthening the tendon?

Hi Everyone,
As many of you know I have visited this board many times.LOL I guess my podiatrist feels I'm healed enough from my original surgeries and now I'm ready for the doctors to fix my right foot again( but the right way). I have been to a few specialists and I'm going to see a bone and ankle specialist soon. My podiatrist went personally to see him to ask what he thought would be the answer to fixing my messed up foot(thanks to podiatrist #1)Well this new doctor is talking about fusing the big toe and lengthening a tendon.Does anyone know what lengthening the tendon is called? I would like to do some research on the net to see what I'm getting myself into. I know there is a proper term for it.All I know is I'm sick of living in pain day after day.Any help would be great. THANKS
Sue

 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: lengthening the tendon?

It really would depend on which tendon.

Sometimes with Hallux (big toe) fusions, there is pain in the ball of the foot and this can be helped by lengthening the Gastrocnemius (calf) muscle. It is a part of the Achilles, but lengthening it does not result in weakness.

There are some other tendons that could be lengthened if it is the joint between the 2 bones of your big toe - namely the Extensor Hallucis - and this would prevent the toe from elevating if the muscle contracted.

I guess that we need some more information.

 
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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Re: lengthening the tendon?

hi,
I'm not sure what tendon it is. They are going to lengthen my tendon because of a tendon that was cut during my first surgery.So now my big toe sticks up off the floor and my sesamoid bone sticks out and pounds on the floor giving me lots of pain.
Sue

 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: lengthening the tendon?

I have two more Doctor appointments within the next 3 weeks, so maybe I will know more.I just wish I had some kind of idea what to expect

 
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