... carmicdc - I had 3 procedures: lapidus bunionectomy, shortened 2nd metatarsal (the long bone in my foot that's connected to my 2nd toe) and gastroc recession (my calf muscle was cut in a couple places to lengthen it. Yes, I'm still in the boot and I sleep in it. That takes some getting used to. If I don't sleep in it, my foot moves all over and that's not good - it needs to... (6 replies)
... New Member here- thanks for the insights from everyone who has had these surgeries, nothing better than getting info from those who have been there. I am a radiologist- now I am on the other side of the xrays!
Background, I had a RT 5th bunionette-ectomy in 97 while in the Navy, probably not the ideal procedure for a Morton's foot, bilateral....Hoping the left won't turn on... (23 replies)
... op bilateral bunionectomy, bilateral excision Morton's neuroma and bilateral gastroc recession. I was quizzing my doctor in the recovery room immediately following surgery about my return to exercise. ... (7 replies)
... op and only use the crutches when I first stand up from a sitting position or when I get out of bed. I had bilateral bunionectomy, two neuromas and bilateral gastroc recession. My calves are a little tight after sitting for a while because of the recession, so I'm a little unstable when I first get up. ... (10 replies)
... I have had a failed calcaneal osteotomy with lateral column lengthening and bilateral gastroc recessions as well as a repair of my posterior tib tendon. ... (6 replies)
... that malunioned and required a titanium plate and 5 screws to hold it together. Additionally, I had bilateral gastroc tendon recessions with constant peroneal tendon pain. ... (193 replies)
... on crutches, and 2 surgeries to still have so much pain when I walk. I am now 5 months out from the redo of the calcaneal osteotomy with plating in addition to bilateral gastroc tendon lengthening and I hurt all the time. They are now considering taking the plate out at the 9 month mark. ... (40 replies)
... Glad to be of help! best of luck to you.
Not sure if you are to this point yet - but some tips for later on...If you haven't already - there is a "sticky note" posted at the top of the Foot Problems board with all kinds of input on getting yourself ready for surgery. I got a lot of great ideas from it.
A definite must - a "steerable" knee scooter - I use mine a... (24 replies)
... posts are very helpful. It sounds like my proposed surgery is almost identical. Tendon transfer, calcis osteotomy, bone grafts, lateral column lengthening and gastroc recession. ... (24 replies)
... Raikin performed a bilateral fasciotomy on both my legs in 2002 and did the calcaneal osteotomy and FDL transfer in 2009 on my left foot. ... (32 replies)
... I'm almost four weeks post-op, bilateral Austin bunionectomy, neuroma excision (2) and gastroc recession (both calves). Yesterday I had my second post-op visit. There's still a little swelling in my toes and on the side of my left foot. Doc took the pins out. I'm sure glad that's over with, I've had a stress headache for two days worrying about it. It was "kind of an... (24 replies)
I'm two weeks post-op. I had bilateral Austin bunionectomy, neuromas and gastroc recession (slide) done on both legs. My understanding of this procedure is that the tendon connecting the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle is cut to allow the foot to dorsiflex more normally and allow less forefoot impact during the gait cycle. I'm sure there are probably... (6 replies)
... op, bilateral Austin bunionectomy, neuromas and gastroc recession. ... (24 replies)
... regarding my gastro tendon lengthening. I had the surgery to put a plate and 5 screws in to hold the calcaneous fx and had both gastroc tendons in my calves lengthened. I am 2 wks out. On crutches for 8 wks yet and long recovery ahead. ... (3 replies)