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Old 09-13-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2009
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Question Posterior tibial tendon REPAIR ONLY..not more complicated procedures....

Have been reading many pages of posts with great interest because I am facing surgery to repair my PTT. All of the posts here seem to deal with more advanced problems/surgery than hopefully I am facing. I have had ankle pain for one year. Have had two visits to an orthopedic surgeon. On first visit he ordered an MRI and put me in a brace that immediately relieved the weight-bearing pain. On second visit he said MRI showed partial thickness tear of PTT. Since I was going on about how much better I was, only tenderness over tendon now, he said to continue the brace and come back in another month. Said that the tear will never heal on it's own, but stopped short of suggesting surgery at that time. Think because he didn't want to look knife happy since my pain was so much less. Think he will discuss that next trip. When I ask about recovery time if surgery was necessary, he said it would take three months. One month in non-weight bearing cast, one in "walking cast", and another month in a boot.

Would like to hear experience of someone with ONLY tendon repair without fusions etc. The recovery times discussed here with more extensive procedures are much longer than three months. Please discuss PAIN level and your recovery time. Thank you.
My hope and best wishes for fast recoveries go out to all who have posted on this site..Hope I will be as strong...

Last edited by ZacBit; 09-13-2009 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Correct spelling

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