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Old 01-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Ankle Surgery for heel re-realignment

My orthopediic Surgeon has diganosied my ankle foot problem a stage 4 condition requiring surgery proceedure (calcaneal Osteomy requiring) Heel realignment along with ankle arthroscopy, lenghtening of achellies tendon, and another few nuts and bolts thrown in there. The condition currently will if not treated sooner than later will deteriote to ankel fusion, w/o option to perform current proceedure.

I would like to have some feed back from anyone having gone thru this I am 64 general good health, any info out there on members experiencing similiar condition.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: Ankle Surgery for heel re-realignment

It sounds as if you are having a flat foot reconstruction. I had a ptt/spring ligament repair, tendon transfer, calcaneal/cotton osteotomy and gastroc recession 18 months ago. The recovery is long and tough but for me, I am so much better than prior to the surgery that it was worth it. I was nwb 8 weeks followed by several weeks in a boot anytime my foot was on the ground. I would not even consider the surgery unless you have two to three opinions and be sure that your surgeon is highly experienced with the proceedures. Good luck

 
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