Posted on November 29th, 2008 by pokerpun
Well i went to a foot and ankle specialist the other day. He feels i need to wait and see what happens. He said its salvage surgery if i need another surgery. He said he feels the tendon might be tore but the wrap the doctor put around tendon still seems to be intact. So there is a chance that the tendon will be held together with scar tissue. As bad this sounds he said much better than the surgery. He feels its about 50 50 if my achilles will heal. He said i should get going on physical therapy and see what happens. Needless to say i went and got a second opinion and he said he feels that doctor is on the right track and had nothing but good to say about the foot and ankle specialist. So i am going to start therapy on Monday and see what happens.
If i have to get another surgery. What they do is cut a hole in the arch of your foot and cut the tendon that goes to big toe. It runs down the inside of your achilles and runs to big toe. Once they cut that tendon they drill a hole in your ankle and run it through that. Then back up the other side of your achilles. So now you have to small tendons acting like an achilles. Doctor said he has a man in his forties he did this surgery for and he plays racket ball a couple of days a week. So only time will tell!
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Posted on November 20th, 2008 by pokerpun
First i would like to tell you i am 29 years and old and consider myself pretty healthy and active. I have never smoked a cig in my life. Or i have never done a drug in my life. Thats just a little back ground info. In June of 2008 I ruptured my achilles tendon. So i knew this was a very serious injury, but i had good attitude and knew i would be fine in the long run with lots of hard work. Now i needed to find trusted surgeon to re attach my achilles. Within a week of the injury i was going in for surgery with a doctor i felt very comfortable with. Surgery went good the doctor said. The first week i was in temp. cast. Then i went back to doctor and he fitted me with a boot. The second week i kept that boot on 24 hours a day. Then in the third week while i was on the couch he let me start moving it a little. This went on for about two more weeks. Then i started walking in my boot and i was able to take it off to sleep with. My boot had four wedges in it and i was suppose to take one out every week. Everything went good for the first three weeks of walking then i tripped in my boot and lost my balance stepping over child gate. And i felt a pretty good pain in my achilles. I went back to the doctor and he told me that bad news that i re-ruptured my achilles. This destroyed me mentally. I now had to have another surgery. So five days later i was scheduled for another surgery. So this time while he was preforming surgery he took a skin jacket and wrapped in around my achilles. He said this would help protect and support it. Again he said surgery went great. This time he let me have no movement for the first eight weeks (still in boot not a cast). Which sucked but i understood. Then i started walking after eight weeks and i was to take a wedge out every two weeks. I went in for check-up at about 11 weeks i had just taken out my second wedge. He said he didnt like what my achilles looked like on the Thompson Test so he scheduled an MRI. The results of the MRI showed that it was not healing correcting that it was pulling apart AGAIN. So now he is a loss at what to do. Needless to say i am going to another doctor now. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?
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Posted on November 20th, 2008 by pokerpun
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