15 week post op, or almost 4 months

I’ve been going to PT twice a week now an have made great improvement. My insurance originally approved 12 weeks of twice a week PT and they approved a few more for a max of 30 sessions. I’m going to once a week so I can spread it out now. I cannot perform a single leg raise. I’m like 80% ROM (my estimate, not theirs). I expected some discomfort for an extended period of time, and I do have it. The swelling has greatly decreased once I added in some lateral movement and increased that side ROM. I also wear a compression sock when I’m at the hospital and sometimes when I’m seeing patients in the office. That really, really helps. I use the Pro Compression brand runners socks and they have just the right amount of compression. The key is to put it on at the beginning of the day.

My tendon is really thick. My incision scar is not what I expected and I’m unhappy about it. Only time will tell on that.

My big toe does not curl. I think the tendon got damaged during the surgery. I have an appointment next week, my last with my surgeon, and I’ll discuss this with him, but not sure there is anything to be done now. It is throwing off my gate and I’m hitching the opposing hip up to compensate. Not happy.