So yesterday I went in for my first post-op appointment to have some of my stitches and staples out. As strange as it may seem, I just assumed that there would be stitches under my foot from the tendon transfer retrieval, but had no idea what was going on under the splint until they removed it today. I actually have two incisions on my instep, one rather long, and of course the super-long incision in the back of my ankle. I couldn’t look but my husband said that it ran from down the back and almost wrapped under my foot. The in-step incisions made a lot of sense- that was why it was burning so much there!
When the Nurse Practitioner took out the stitches and staples from the instep, the pain was unimaginable, especially from the staples. I don’t know if I am just a big baby or what, but the whole thing made me almost pass out. It really hurt. I have been trying to find someone on here who has had a flexor transfer like I have to compare stories. Anyway, she said the wounds look good- no infection, no real swelling, very minimal bruising. Afterwards, I got a MUCH lighter and snugger super-hot pink case put on. I keep this on for the next four weeks and then move on to a ‘weight-bearing cast’- not sure what this means. I just want to know when I can reasonably expect to walk without crutches!