As I’ve now finally figured out at least one way of adding photos, I will add all of them here in a new post, and then on an ongoing basis add them to the posts.

Surgery photo, the “white” thing is my plantaris tendon, which has been spread over the achilles’ after its been fixed, to provide a smoother surface.

Two photos from the when the cast came off after two weeks. The first immediately after the cast came off with the stitches still there. The other after they’d taken the stitches out and added a piece of tape as cover.
With Stitches
Stitches Out

And finally the photo from a few days ago, about 2.5 weeks after surgery, when I first took off the tape that had been there after the stitch removal.
2.5 weeks post-op

EDIT: Here is one additional photo, this is what the scar looks like right now, at 3 weeks and 4 days post.op
3-4 post-op

8 Comments so far

  1. nico76 on November 17th, 2014

    hello, photos do not show up on both Chrome and IE.

  2. gravity on November 17th, 2014

    Strange, they show up for me on all browsers. It should load them through links in a public Dropbox folder. Anyone with another solution for showing photos if this isn’t showing up?

  3. nico76 on November 17th, 2014

    in this case it is most likely the proxy at my workplace.

  4. normofthenorth on November 17th, 2014

    They look great on my Android phone (EC Browser). Good looking scar, too.
    Several people have posted non-Dropbox ways - chocolata and RyanB and a few more recently. Not obvious, but it can be done. (I haven’t.)

  5. normofthenorth on November 17th, 2014

    Oops! It’s really CM Browser!
    I assume they stitched your plantaris to your AT?

  6. normofthenorth on November 17th, 2014

    BTW, if everybody activates AJAX Editing, well be able to fix our own typos. It should be ON by default, but Dennis thinks that’s impossible.

  7. gravity on November 17th, 2014

    Norm, the way the Lynn technique is described is:
    “…plantaris tendon is fanned out to make a membrane 2.5cm or greater wide for reinforcing the repair…”. And yes, it is sutured in place over the achilles’ repair. You can find a picture and explanation on slide 31 in:

    Also turned on AJAX for editing comments.

    EDIT: According to my surgeon, it makes it a bit stronger initially, but the main benefit is getting a smoother surface on top of the AT stitching…

  8. normofthenorth on November 18th, 2014

    Thanks for all of it!

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