Would never do it again... Achilles Tendonitis Surgery NIGHT MARE

by terri rodriguez
(miami fl usa)



I am 38 just starting jogging loosing weight... loving life... went hiking on a girls camp and tore my achilles and had a heel spur also on the bottom at the same time...

(LEFT) he gave me a shot everything was good for like 3 weeks. pain was even when i was sitting moving up my heel to my leg in tears... so surgery was on.

I didn't hurt with the achilles very long like 3 months.. getting up in the morning was nasty problems couldn't walk...

The surgery was going to be simple no more then an hour. june 2009 and two screws... it was almost 3 hours and 4 screws... i spent almost 3 months in a soft cast... the pain was something i never felt before and i had 4 kids.

i was in a cast for 3 days was back in the hospital for 7 days with infection... they had to put animal skin to cover the tendon. i spent 2 months in a walking boot... then 3 months trying to walk... on my foot.

i still can't stand on my tip toe or run.. i have no feeling in my feet.. still have problems to this day.

recovery is i feel a lot on my foot. i popped out a screw. my foot puffed after 2 hours hopping around... the pain was wow.. i kept a journal of every day.. from the first day til now.

i try to run for the first time today and i think i tore it again i will find out on monday.

doc put me in bed off my foot for a while. gave meds for infection just in case.

i just wish i never had it done... i am in so much pain right now. and it hasn't even been a year yet.. my skin is peeling clear liquid is dripping. i just want to cut my foot off... lol... if you barely touch my skin in that area i just want to die.....it has a stinging...



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Joshua Answers:

Thanks for the picture. That's really helpful.

Is your tissue all sunken in there? It looks like it.

Hmmm, I'd be worried about infection there...even if it's clear liquid.

It's been almost a year, it shouldn't be doing that...!



Questions:


1. Did you find out if something popped out/tore more?

2. How bad was it torn/ruptured before the surgery? Did they know? MRI? Xray?

3. When they did the surgery, how much of a rip/tear could they see?

4. Do they know what it looks like in there now?

5. What -exactly- did they do during surgery? How much tendon did they take off/remove?










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Jun 25, 2010
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its me again given you an up dated...
by: Anonymous

I am so much better now... the skin has peeled old skin many times leaving a nice pink line of scar tissue... i am trying to jog again sometimes it tries to blister... Doc gave me a heel cup and mole skin to put on when i run for the rubbing... i am now working the oil spill here in fl... and squatting down is a wow..... hurts real bad... still can tip toe even if they said here is a million dollars... i find that so weird .... i can not tip toe....

he had me on cephalexin 500mg for the infection.... and levquin til all gone... it hurts when it rains alot....

i asked him about my screws doc said its the new screws that melt into the bone... he said i did have a major reattachment it was a 3 hour surgery... and 4 screws.... i was bed rest for 2 months...

so its lost better but still WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN.... and lots of research... wish i would of came here first.... lol.... thanks for everything.....


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Joshua Comments:

Being able to walk is GOOD! Not being able to tiptoe is not so necessary, but I hear ya!

Make sure to give it all a good massage before getting on it first thing in the morning. Get it warmed up!



Apr 29, 2010
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PART 2 - your questions answered - Would never do it again... Achilles Tendonitis Surgery NIGHT MARE
by: terri

hey... well hey is an up date I was rused to ER and later was put on meds by IV... i stayed in the hosptial for 5 days... just got out... that little skin tare turned into another night mare... ughhh....

*Hmmm, I'd be worried about infection there...even if it's clear liquid.....

IT TURNED GREEN/YELLOWISH I HAVE PIC CAN I POST ALL IF YOU LIKE.... LIKE I SAID I KEEP JOUNRAL FOR MY DOCTOR I FIND IT THE BEST THING TO DO SO YOU DNT HAVE TO THINK BACK WITH PIC....

It's been almost a year, it shouldn't be doing that...!

YES DOC SAID THE SAME THING.. THAT IS WHY HE IS WORRIED AND DID MORE TEST...

Questions:

1. Did you find out if something popped out/tore more?

I HAD A SMALL TEAR TO THE SCREW THAT POPPED OUT BEFORE... VERY TINY... JUST SOME UNCOMFORT.....

2. How bad was it torn/ruptured before the surgery? Did they know? MRI? Xray?

THEY DID LOTS OF XRAYS THIS TIME... DID AN MRI AND TESTED THE PUSS... N TESTED MY BLOOD... I WAS ON 4 TYPES OF MEDS FOR INFECTION....

3. When they did the surgery, how much of a rip/tear could they see?

THE SURGERY WAS JUNE 19TH 2009 SMALL AMOUT WAS TORN FROM THE BONE SPUR... ALL ALSO HAS A PLANTAR FASCIITIS AT THE SAME TIME ON THE LEFT HAS WELL....

4. Do they know what it looks like in there now?..

YES THEY SAID ALL LOOKS GOOD INSIDE JUST ALOT OF SCAR TISSUE THAT GREW FROM INSIDE OUT... FROM THAT SKIN GRAPH THEY PUT ON.. DO TO FIRST INFECTION...

5. What -exactly- did they do during surgery? How much tendon did they take off/remove?

THE REATTACHMENT OF THE TENDONED AND THE PLANTAR FASCIITIS.... HE TOLD ME HE DIDNT TAKE MUCH OFF HE DIDNT WANT TO MAKE IT SHORT.. HAD FOUR SCREWS WHICH THEY TOLD ME IT IS NOW MELTED IN TO THE BONE...


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Terri. Thanks for the update.

That makes sense that if a screw was moving a little bit and causing constant irritation, the body's protective mechanism created fluid, that then got infected.

I wonder why they used screws, they generally only use those for major reattachment....

Anyway, you're where you're at now.

Ice dip, Ice dip, Ice dip. You need circulatory turnover, and lots of it. New blood in, new nutrition in, old stuff out.




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