Re: Broken ankle and torn tendons
I've had surgery for torn tendons 3 times now. At 3.5 mos out though, the area will still be painful. From what I've experienced, the doctors won't really do anything until maybe 6 mos out at the earliest. At that time they may order an MRI. Usually though, it will be closer to 9 mos out before they claim failure.
Now, I have to say that on all buy one of my MRI's the film failed to show a tear, so just because it says no tear doesn't mean one isn't still there. Also, scar tissue can be more painful than a tear too. There is a good chance he has scar tissue there. They can go back in and clean that up too. But, my dr. made me wait until 10 mos post-op before he'd do that. I complained from 4 mos out to 10 mos and he just said he had to give it time before he could go back in.
So, give it time, but definately he should let the dr. know what is going on.
Brostrom x2, peroneal tendon repair x2, Peroneal subluxation, PTT tendon repair, microfracture x5, OATS, Distraction arthroplasty, ORIF talus & fibula, subtalar fusion, ankle replacement (failed)