Should I do a TendoAchilles Lengthening?
|Question:||After a car accident in 2005 my right ankle was turned sideways 90 degrees with no major broken bones or torn ligaments and was snapped back in place within 24 hrs. In 2006 I had ankle surgery that cleaned and smoothed the horizontal front – top of ankle leg bone joint (approximately located above where a shoe lace is tied) This increased my foot’s range of motion from front to rear. In 2013 have lost some of the range due to arthritis build-up in the joint limiting movement. Most noticed when walking up stairs or on an incline have to pivoted my right foot outward. Arthoscopic surgery is pending to clean-up the joint to increase the foot range of motion. I am not in any pain. At the same time there has been discussion about loosening a tight(?) right leg calf muscle. I am an active 57 years old man, non-runner, not in pain. Looking at three staples in my calf and two extra weeks on crutches plus PT. My question is:
What are the pro’s, con’s and non-surgical option(s)for the calf loosening surgery?
My raised ankle is tight only in front not back by my heel or back of the leg. I really do not want the calf muscle touched and can push myself with Physical Therapy and through pain. Please advise. Thank you.
This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says…….
Dr George Tsatsos & Svetlana Zats
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