it’s back…..


December 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

so i saw the surgeon on monday, and he is going to send me to see a plastic surgeon about wound repair. i’ve been trying to put this off for as long as i can, but i guess the orthopedic knows best.

my scar is very low on the back of my calf, from about 1/2 inch above the bottom of my foot an up 4 inches from there. there is a small spot know that just won’t seal up. where the problem is the skin is right over the tendon, with nothing in between. the dr explained to me that tendons are always producing a lubricant, and that’s what is leaking out and preventing the skin to heal over it. ughhhh, i was hoping this wouldnt happen.

GerryR, how did you experience with your plastic surgeon go? just curious as to what i have in store for me. the earliest day i could get an appointment with the plastic surgeon is jan 7th.

other then that i’ve been doing better at therapy, and stretching 2x a day at home along with some theraband exercises. my limp is still there, but it’s getting better.

i’m hoping this thing will heal on its own by the time i see the plastic, but i don’t think that’s going to happen

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  • GerryR // Dec 29th 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Sorry to hear you have to go through another surgery. Make sure that the plastic surgeon you see does a lot of repair/restorative work and not just the cosmetic stuff. What I had done was called Z-Plasty and there is plenty of information on the net about what it is. The surgeon you see may or may not want to do the same procedure. Have you had a culture done? Twice I have had to demand one and both times they found infections. If your surgeon used non-dissolving sutures, your problem may be caused by that. There is plenty of information on the net about adverse reactions to internal sutures. Talk with the plastic surgeon and tell him that if there is a suture under the area that won’t close to remove it. He may want to talk with your orthopod but it should not be a problem to remove any sutures in that area. These are not the sutures holding the tendon together so there’s no need to worry about that.

    Good luck.

  • doster79 // Dec 30th 2009 at 11:00 am

    I had two cultures done, the first was on the day of my second surgery and the second was on monday. both came back ok, i’ve very meticulous about cleaning it.

    i talked to the surgeons office and the only internal sutures that i had are from the suture anchors in my heel.

    i’m hoping this thing heals before jan 7th, but i don’t think that’s in the cards.

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