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    Old 01-03-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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    Reversing calcaneal osteotomy & triple arthrodesis instead

    6/14 my son had a calcaneal osteotomy on his right foot (he was 15). Also PTTD. Great doctor (foot & ankle board certified). Doctor discovered DS has Ehlers-Danlos aka EDS (tendons like noodles he said) -- go see some more specialists.

    10/14 DS diagnosed with arthritis in the feet & EDS. Started on arthritis meds.

    6/15 triple arthrodesis on the left foot (5 steel screws fusing the foot together). Different doctor -- Pediatric orthopedist specializing in feet deformities. Removed the arthritic cartilage.

    Right foot still hurts like hell 1 1/2 years later. Right foot (calcaneal osteotomy) still has not completely healed. Bone graft reabsorbed -- and he has fractured his 2nd metatarsal on that foot twice in 2015. . .

    Left foot healed in about 4 months. This is the triple arthrodesis foot.

    So now DS faces reversing the calcaneal osteotomy in 2 weeks and a triple arthrodesis on that foot. He is actually looking forward to the surgery in hopes his pain will be better (left foot is pretty much pain free now).

    I've written about his surgeries on the board before, so this is an update. Has anyone here ever reversed a calacaneal osteotomy and gone to a triple arthrodesis? The new doctor says the first doctor did a "great job" -- it is just one of those things, probably due to the EDS not to mention the arthritis. . .

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    Old 01-04-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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    Re: Reversing calcaneal osteotomy & triple arthrodesis instead

    I don't have any experience with this but am wishing all the best for your son!!!
    1 Dec 2015: Screw removal from heel

    24 Feb 2015: FDL transfer, calcaneal osteotomy, bone spur removal

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