ATR-DEJA VU

Since hearing the pop and feeling the cramping pain in my left calf after rupturing my Achilles in December I knew what it meant hearing and feeing the same thing only a few months later.  I had my first ATR surgery in December 2018 which was followed by six week of non weight bearing, followed by six weeks in a boot.  While in the boot I did begin physical therapy and continued therapy after getting out of the boot.  Three weeks later while walking up a flight of stairs Deja vu happened.  I sat at the top of the stairs holding my foot and thinking this really cant be happening, AGAIN.

I had my second ATR surgery on April 5, 2019, which included a FHL transfer to help strengthen the achilles.  It is hard to believe I am going through this again as it seems to be more difficult mentally for me then last time.  However, since I have been through this recently I do know what I am in for physically and hopefully mentally.  I am now 10 day post op and seem to be doing fine.  I am in no pain, nwb and wearing splint/cast until I see the doctor later this week.  At that time they will remove sutures and probably put me in a permanent nwb cast for two to four weeks, which will seem like forever…  I truly am hoping and praying for much better results then the last time.  Ill keep you posted.

3 Responses to “ATR-DEJA VU”

  1. So sorry to hear this! Hopefully this time goes better!

  2. Wow! How did it happen walking up stairs? Any warning signs, was it painful in the back of the heel before you took the stairs?

    What, if anything, will you do differently?

    So sorry to here, Im at 10 weeks now.

  3. oakmanii,

    I just completed therapy and was walking up the stairs actually making so sure my whole foot was on the step. I might of put to much pressure on the ball of my foot and heard it pop. However it was very little pressure so I am thinking it could not have been healing properly. It was not painful but I knew I did something. As far as what I would do differently I am going to be even more careful than I was last time being very deliberate in everything I do.

    Thanks for you concern and questions. I wish you continued success with your ATR.

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