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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-27-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By marble94
Re: PTTD surgery last May - question

Hi,

I had my pttd done last April (in Syracuse).I completely understand. For the most part all is good. The right side of my foot, where they did the calcaneal osteotomy, is still swollen and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-27-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By marble94
Re: PTTD surgery last May - question

Hi,

I had my pttd done last April (in Syracuse) last April. I completely understand. For the most part all is good. The right side of my foot, where they did the calcaneal osteotomy, is still...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By marble94
Re: 9 months post PTTD surgery

Ha, I thought I was alone with that as well. If I might ask, why surgery again? Are you having the pins taken out? Mine are being left in. Hope all goes well for you.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By marble94
9 months post PTTD surgery

I had fdl tendon transfer and calcaneal osteotomy w/2 pins that are staying in April. I wanted to see how others are doing at this stage.

I am doing fairly well. the limping is minimal and my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By marble94
Re: 6 months post pttd surgery

I would suggest doing more research and possibly another opinion. I was NWB for 7 weeks and out of the boot and off crutches at about 12 weeks. I am sill sore at times and still have some swelling. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By marble94
Re: 6 months post pttd surgery

He basically said no running ever. I had a FDL tendon transfer, among other things. He explained the new tendon is about 1/6 of the size and strength of the original tendon. Running is high impact...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By marble94
6 months post pttd surgery

I had my 6 month post op visit last week. I am pleased to say everything went well. About 2 weeks ago, I seemed to have turned a huge corner. I was walking at work and suddenly realized I did not...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By marble94
Re: When did people start driving a car again after having a Right calcaneal osteotom

I was about 12 weeks post op when I started to drive again. I had my son with me just incase he needed to take over. Wouldn't you know my first time driving and someone barely stopped for the stop...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-27-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By marble94
Re: 6-weeks Post-PTTD surgey

I had a couple stitches that were missed too. I think the swelling was so much they did not see them all. I went back at 7 weeks post op and had them use a numbing spray. (i am rather wholly when it...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By marble94
Orthotics after PTTD surgery

I had pttd surgery with calcaneal osteotomy and GDP tendon transfer 4/6/12. I have been doing good. I still get a good amount of swelling, tightness, and occasional tenderness.

I am in a sneaker...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-07-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By marble94
Re: PTTD surgery four month mark - VERY discouraged

I am 5 months post op. my foot still swells pretty bad by the end of the day on the outside of the ankle. The tenderness is getting less though. I did PT and it helped a lot, I still do excersises at...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-24-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By marble94
Re: 5 1/2 Months post PTTD surgery, having allot of pain.

I am almost 5 months post pttd surgery, with fdl tendon transfer, and calcaneal osteotomy as well. I have been out of the boot for almost 2 months and into a sneaker. I also have custom orthotics to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-04-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,321
Posted By marble94
Re: 16 weeks post-Brostrom, R ankle: peroneal tendons still get inflamed w/ pain

I had a flat foot reconstructions, fdl tendon transfer, and calcaneal osteotomy (sp?) on 4/6/2012. We are at about the same point after surgery.

I am also still experiencing swelling, my ankle is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By marble94
Re: PTTD surgery 8/14/12

I had a similar surgery 4/6/2012. I also have the 100 year old house with one bathroom on the second floor. (I am also not the weight I should be, I have always had an ankle that would turn just...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-23-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By marble94
Re: pain from physical therapy ankle fusion

Hi, I actually did a warm water whirlpool at pt for the first 4 weeks. While I had my foot in the whirlpool I was able to move it to start range of motion. It also relaxed my foot for the excersises....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By marble94
Re: 14 weeks post-op flat foot reconstruction: problem extending big toe/tendonitis

The brace is 'lace up ankle with tibia strap'. I was actually given the brace from my surgeons office. I went into the brace at about 12 weeks post op. Good luck with your appointment, I go next week.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-18-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By marble94
Re: 14 weeks post-op flat foot reconstruction: problem extending big toe/tendonitis

The brace is a Breg and gives good support. It has straps that wrap around the foot and a Velcro closure around the top. The brace allows me to use my whole foot while I walk, the boot does not allow...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-18-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By marble94
Re: 14 weeks post-op flat foot reconstruction: problem extending big toe/tendonitis

Marble94---
What is the brand name of the lace-up brace you wear?
Compared to the boot, how is the support??
I have dr appt Fri 7/20 and am ready to "kick the boot to the curb". My surgery was...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-14-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By marble94
Re: 14 weeks post-op flat foot reconstruction: problem extending big toe/tendonitis

Hello,

I am also 14 weeks post-op. My surgery was on April 6th for flat foot reconstruction, fdl tendon transfer, and calcaneal osteotomy. I had my cast removed in May and transitioned to a CAM...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-26-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By marble94
Re: Posterior tendon surgery

I had my surgery April 6 and returned to work June 14th. Out for 10 weeks. I am still exhausted after a full day of work and I have a desk job. I find that I need to get up and move around or I get...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By marble94
Post PTTD surgery transition to shoes

I am 10 weeks post pttd w/calcaneal Osteotomy. Last week my OS appointment went great. The X-rays look great and the surgeon is very pleased. I am 100% weight bearing in the CAM boot w/crutches for...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-01-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Re: 8 weeks post pttd PWB

I agree, having the boards and being able to compare experiences has been very helpful. It makes me realize I am not alone in my journey. I appreciate all of the feedback and encouragement.

I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-31-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Re: 8 weeks post pttd PWB

Planemark, I appreciate all of your information. It really does make me feel less alone. I was caught off guard by the amount of pain, length of recovery, and loneliness of this surgery. Yes my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-31-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Re: 8 weeks post pttd PWB

Planemark, I appreciate all of your information. It really does make me feel less alone. I was caught off guard by the amount of pain, length of recovery, and loneliness of this surgery. Yes my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Re: 8 weeks post pttd PWB

It is good knowing I am not alone. At 13 weeks are you full weight bearing? I am so scared of putting weight on my foot. It just does not seem possible yet. My therapist is very good. She not only...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Re: 8 weeks post pttd PWB

It is good knowing I am not alone. At 13 weeks are you full weight bearing? I am so scared of putting weight on my foot. It just does not seem possible yet. My therapist is very good. She not only...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-30-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By marble94
Unhappy 8 weeks post pttd PWB

I am now 8 weeks post fdl transfer/calcaneus Osteotomy. I am pwb and have started pt. I am glad for pt, started some easy rom excersises and hip strengthening. I am not back to work yet. I return in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-04-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By marble94
Re: 3 weeks post PTTD surgery. New leg pain.

I am nervous about moving to the boot, pt, and starting weight bearing. I return to work in 2 weeks as well. I don't know how I am going to get around. I do not do well with crutches.

I know that...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-03-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By marble94
Re: 3 weeks post PTTD surgery. New leg pain.

Good news. I had an ultrasound done yesterday, there is no blood clot. It seems that the last cast was put on too tight.

I am still fairly swollen, but healing well. I should still be on track to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-01-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By marble94
3 weeks post PTTD surgery. New leg pain.

I am wondering if anyone has had a similar issue. I had the surgical splint removed after 10 days. My foot was too swollen to remove the stitches but I had my first cast put on. After another 10 days...
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