Re: Cadaver tendon
I was going to, but my dr. actually did a newer technique using the periosteal flap of my fibula. It is basically using the outer layer of tissue as a ligament. That way you don't have to use a cadaver tendon. I went into surgery expecting the cadaver tendon because that's what we discussed, but came out with this. I guess the dr. decided to do that in surgery because I had enough tissue to use. He also tore out my ligaments and restrung them, for lack of a better term, and then did another Brostrom to shorten them.
I was worried about the cadaver tendon, but from what I was told and read the chance of infection is really low.
My ankle is very stable in terms of the ligaments right now. As for recovery, I can't really say because I also had other procedures done at the same time.
Brostrom x2, peroneal tendon repair x2, Peroneal subluxation, PTT tendon repair, microfracture x5, OATS, Distraction arthroplasty, ORIF talus & fibula, subtalar fusion, ankle replacement (failed)