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Old 03-24-2010, 08:29 AM   #55
Join Date: Feb 2010
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kindercarol HB User
Re: Anybody use a cane? (2 months post-op calcaneal osteotomy/tendon transfer, PTTD)

Hi LisaBdot,

Thank you for responding to my post. Don't you just love this message board? It's like having a bunch of terrific friends who are traveling the same path as we are.

I am going back to my surgeon tomorrow, and hope to get his OK to start PT.
I'm at 10 weeks post-op and had the All-American procedure: osteotomy, PTT transfer (stage 2 PTTD), fusion, achilles lengthening, and bone wedge.

I really blasted my foot for most of my 53 years.... PE teacher, aerobics instructor, long distance runner, waitressing, and now as an elementary fourth grade teacher. I was born with my flat foot and custom orthodics kept me functioning and mostly pain-free till a year ago. My flat foot, ankle, and lower calf just slowly began to ache and kept getting worse. Then, I started limping, and finally, went to a series of doctors and tried 2 braces before agreeing to the surgery.

My doctor told me there was an 85% success rate for this procedure to leave my foot better than before. YAHOO!!!

I wish you all a full recovery and a speedy return to all your activites!