It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Belfair, WA, USA
Posts: 1
klippy HB User
Question Calf lengthening

It has been recommended that I have calf lenthening surgery to remedy foot problems. What is this surgery like? Successes? Problems? Recovery issues?

I believe the correct term for this procedure is gastrocnemius recession and does not include any work on the Achilles.

[This message has been edited by klippy (edited 08-28-2003).]

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-28-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: new zealand
Posts: 570
CINDERELLA HB User
Post

Silly question probably, but cant you try to stretch your calf?
__________________
43- mother of 13yr- mild depression-longterm back pain-anxiety disorder 2 yrs-very happily married

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-28-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
TPB TPB is offline
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 65
TPB HB User
Post

Could you possibly mean achilles tendon lengthening?? I had that done from my calf muscle in April? I am not familiar with a calf muscle lengthening?? Are your heel cords really tight??

 
Old 09-02-2003, 04:37 AM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 20
halika2 HB User
Post

I am supposed to have achilles lengthening surgery done on both sides, but won't do it. I'm scared to DEATH.

As I understood it they section off the tendon and pull it to lengthen it. I wasn't born with a deformity, so my reasoning is if it got in this bad a shape once, what's to stop it from happening again after the surgery?

I have fibromyalgia, and we develop tendonitis easily, so that's another reason for not having it done in my case.

I have severe foot pain from plantar fasciitis and terrible trouble with my heels. I guess I'd rather suffer that way than take the chance of losing my mobility altogether!

Good luck with your dedision, and I hope things work out either way you choose to go!
Darlene

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Calcaneal Lengthening Lori88 Cerebral Palsy 0 07-12-2007 09:54 PM
Root Lengthening Lenin Dental Health 0 12-11-2006 07:17 AM
lengthening the tendon? susieblueyes Foot & Ankle Problems 3 12-06-2004 06:45 AM
Achilles Tendon Lengthening..for ADULT venlu Cerebral Palsy 17 11-25-2004 10:23 PM
Dr Nuzzo - percutaneous lengthening newcastle2 Cerebral Palsy 1 10-22-2004 01:22 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:28 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!