Peroneal tendon repair..worth it?
I stepped in a hole some 10 years ago and really buggered up my foot. I went to the ER and they took x-rays which I know they will do but I had told them I felt something tore...bone doesn't tear:no:.
I hobbled along and finally went to see a podiatrist thinking I could get in faster which I could. Oh, you have a difficult foot? Whatever the heck that means. He fiddled around with orthotics and physical therapy. The orthotics made it hurt worse and the PT didn't do much.
Eventually I went to an orthopedic surgeon who in about 5 minutes told me he would do surgery on it and what was wrong with it...which isn't what is wrong with it. He wanted to fix tendon sublxation...which isn't where or what the problem is. When I said I wanted more info, he said well, call back if you want surgery and threw me a Rx for a wedge orthotic and walked out of the room. Needless to say I didn't go back and have just lived with it.
Finally when I was into my primary care doc, he wanted me to go see a different ortho doc. The new doc finally said we need an MRI and yep, at least one of the branches of the peroneal tendon is basically shredded and all scarred up. He wants to do a tenolysis and may have to graft depending on how messy things are once he gets the adhesions release.
I have gotten along all this time. I at first glance look like I walk normally but I don't. That foot rolls to the outside and it has been hard on my hips and pelvis. It also makes walking on uneven ground very difficult. I think at best I am "pasture" sound:lol:. Athletic tape is my friend.
Has anyone had this surgery and did it help? I know that is the goal but what was your actual outcome?