Re: Question PTT surgery
tgl123, seriously, the most important thing to do is find a good surgeon and I mean a good one. Only that person can give you a proper diagnosis and then, depending on that diagnosis, recommend a sound course of action. Everyone's surgery will be a bit different. For instance, I had a completely torn PTT, ruptured ligaments, and an increasingly deformed foot. Thus, I needed four surgical procedures at once (tendon transfer and ligament repair, heel bone cuts, bone graft from the bone bank, calf muscle cut, and achilles heel lengthening). If your tendon isn't totally torn, there might be something else that they can do for you). Bottom line, find a good doctor and getting a second opinion is always good. I'm thankful that I did because the first doctor automatically wanted to fuse my foot. The better surgeon wouldn't hear of it and said that he could do the above, instead, so that I'd retain full mobility, etc. Good luck.