New Member

Hi All! My name is Susan and I am officially 3 weeks post op. I had a Haglunds deformity and my Achilles’ tendon was severely damaged. For those of you who don’t know what Haglunds is, well, it’s a bump that forms on the back of your heel from running or wearing tight closed back shoes. It’s commonly called a pump bump. Anyway, my troubles started a few years ago and progressively got worse. I decided to have the surgery , ( after a ton of research) , at UCDavis Medical Center by a sports medicine orthopedist. My Achilles was detached, calcaneous reduced and Achilles reattached along with a donation from by big toe’s tendon. My doctor did a suture bridge and I have 4 calcium screws in my heel. I am currently in the neutral position and have started to wear my air cast.
Speaking of air casts, I order the Vacocast online and I’m glad I did. It’s much better than the air casts you get in the hospital with wedges. I am going to submit it to my insurance but I don’t think they will pay for it, but it was well worth the investment! I also use a knee scooter which is awesome! Yesterday I started massaging my incision. It’s hard and rough. Anyone have any suggestions? Well, thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

2 Responses to “New Member”

  1. Hi Susan. I also live in CA and am approaching three weeks post surgery after a full rupture repair. The scooter makes most everything tolerable. Hope you have a solid recovery! What does your protocol look like in the first months?

    Todd JG

  2. The incision massage was weird for me too. They say the first two weeks to just massage parallel to the scar. And then after that you can go over the scar acutally. Just go lightly. Some parts were painful for me but nothing that hurt TOO bad. Good luck!

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