[QUOTE=graystone23;3859460]peroneal tendon surgery and recovery time[/QUOTE]
i had peroneal tendon surgery july 7th, had to leave for college august 24th. on august 24th, my ankle was still really really swolen and i didn't have full use of my ankle (couldn't run, walking was limited). my ankle looked normal around november (no swelling at all).
[QUOTE=alabamajack;3875303]What type of surgery did you have on your peroneal tendon? Did you have physical therapy? How long were you in a cast/boot, etc?[/QUOTE]
I had torn the tendon completely on the outside of my left ankle, the doctor also removed a lot of muscle around it and deepened a grove in my bone so they would stay in place. I started physical therapy two weeks before i left for college because that was when i could keep my foot below heart level without it hurting. In two weeks i was walking without crutches but not very fast. I was in a cast for a month/boot for 1 week, but my physical therapist was determined to get me out of it so i used it rarely. The surgery was wasn't bad but they did not prepare me for the pain/aftermath that i would go through for the next 2 months.
I had this surgery on November 21. I had my two peroneal tendon's fused together. I am still in PT and still experiencing quite a bit of swelling by about half way through the day. (No swelling when I wake up in the morning but walking on it causes it to swell up within a few hours). My flexibility is probably about 80% of what it used to be. I can still feel it pulling when I turn my foot certain directions and I haven't tried to run on it yet. I do ride a stationary bike at PT.
I agree with the below. I was not prepared for the pain and recovery time afterwards at all. I was off work for 5 weeks until I was allowed to take the boot off and start PT (Right foot so I couldn't drive)
[QUOTE=alabamajack;3875324]So now is your ankle like it wasbefore you tore your tendon...flexibility, strength?[/QUOTE]
to be honest, the strength is probably not as good as it should be seeing how i did not continue PT once arriving at college. flexibility is around 70%.. say i stand up and try and pull my toes up, my left one will not come up near as far. he said it takes a full year though to completely recover, but once you do he said its going to be a better ankle than the good one. over breaks i go to PT and i can really tell a difference afterwards.
Wow - this is exactly what I have - a completely ruptured peroneal brevis tendon. I'm essentially functional now. I'm re-introducing running, and I can ski, dance, walk, and bike. I don't feel comfortable hiking or doing field sports yet.
I'm supposed to have surgery in early March (in 3 weeks). He says he'll fuse the two peroneal tendons, and do a Brostron procedure to improve ankle stability, so I don't sprain it again and cause more problems. I'm super nevous. Especially because I'm mostly functional and pain-free now, so it seems stupid to go get surgery.
Are you guys happy that you got the surgeries you did? I'm trying to think of it as being a good long-term solution.