Re: question about my foot/ankle surgery
Hi and welcome to the boards! I'm sorry you aren't very clear on the surgery you are having on Tues. I would call the office tomorrow and see if you can get further explanation. If not, then definitely have it explained I'm full detail BEFORE you sign the consents. And yes, that is your right. If they try to get yo to sign before the doctor comes in to explain, don't do it. This will assure your doctor comes in to explain so you will sign the forms and get underway. As far as your ankle, it sounds like you have ligament laxity which is common. I just had my 2nd surgery for it on 2/22/12 from repeated ankle sprains. I had some other stuff done too. He will likely be tightening your ligaments instead of tendons, but may repair those as well. I'm not familiar with the modified McBride as I've had a modified Brostrom and a Brostrom-Gould (which is also a modification named after the doctor who invented it). I'm sorry I don't really have an answer for you. Maybe someone else does, BUT don't let that be in place of what your doctor tells you. You and s/he need to be on the same page and you need to speak with him on this and be sure you understand fully and have all questions answered before you consent. Good luck with your surgery and let us all know how it goes! There's a lot of recovery support on here! See you on the "other" side!
Brostrom-Gould, repair retinaculum, peroneus longus tendon repair, fibular groove deepening for peroneal tendon subluxation- 2/22/12
-Modified Brostrom (failed)- 8/15/01"]