So my first go round, they had me in a hinged boot in order to accomplish the angle….of course it is near impossible to walk and weight bear with this type of boot. This time (I am a recent re-rupture….top 4% of my class apparently!) in the bledsoe boot which seems designed correctly to allow walking when the time comes. 3 wedges…..is that typical?
Also, finally got to discuss the re-rup surgery face to face with the surgeon today. Honestly, left feeling worried since he mentioned I had alot of scar tissue that had to be cleaned out prior to getting down to the tendon material and the outer sheath (forget the name of it at the moment) sounded like it was it pretty poor shape. I did feel he repaired it to the best of his ability as well as reinforced with the FHL tendon, but I guess I am having some anxiety that it is not as “clean” and straight forward as I would have liked to have heard…..guess that’s to be expected when it is a re-rup and I had some adhesion issues as well. One thought I did have (after my wife got me to calm down from my “I will be crippled for life” tyraid) is that they don’t often get to see what it looks like afterwards, so maybe that is typical. My scar wasn’t bad before, now it’s a couple inches longer….so I know chicks dig scars - so longer would be better, right? Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Advice to all….don’t take the “they wouldn’t have me do it if it wasn’t safe” approach. Trust me, round 1 is tough enough, round 2 is misery…..