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PTTD repair,bone grafts & return to work

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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PTTD repair,bone grafts & return to work

I have recently been diagnosed with PTT tear & need a triple arthrodesis,tendon transfer as well as a fusion at the navicular & bone grafts to fix it all. I have had a second opion from a specialist in another city & he says the same things.I think I have this for many years so I have been in pain & wearing orthodics for 20 yrs.
I am arranging to have surgery later in fall,I am wondering if it seems reasonable to be able to return to work after 13 weeks. I am a nurse work 8 hr shifts & ONLY work half time....I would try to not work 2 shifts in a row so I could get the swelling down..can anyone sreak to this. I am on my feet much of my work time.
The other question is I need to lose 50 ils, I have become unable to do much exercise due to pain & wonder if this is signifant for making things worse. I'm trying to psyche myself to lose the weight as it may help me lot. tell me what you think.

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