Re: split posterior tibial tendon
I have had the PTT lengthened and relengthened (as well as the FDL and Achilles). When my ortho went in the last time for exploratory surgery on my ankle, he noticed that the original FDL lengthening had retracted 5 cmm since the original, which was 3 years prior. I am not sure what else I can have done now in that area. He was surprised by what he found.
I've had my PTT start to tighten again as well as my FDL, causing my apparent case of claw toes. My toes were fused in 2001 and tend to claw when my FDL tightens.
I am curious now about the split PTT. My ATT was split in my original surgery, and I had a 1st MT dorsiflexion osteotomy and a calcaneal heel slide. In January of 2008, I had a bunion removed and MTP fusion. Was told I now have Hallux Rigidus.
I am wondering if the PTT is a better course for me given my tendency for contractures. What is the recovery like for this? What is involved?
Last edited by prisc1125; 11-30-2008 at 04:21 PM.