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... stretching every day since she got out of the casting.....she doesn't have to wear her AFO anymore! The first time she had it done they made small nicks in her achilles tendon, this time they zig zagged the cut and it made a huge difference. ... (24 replies)
... Have you decided to get the achilles lengthening? ... (24 replies)
... I am considering the Achilles lengthening surgery and I was wondering what adults have had this procedure and how do they find it has helped? ... (24 replies)

... I was recommended to get the Gastroc lengthening so I dont risk weakening the achilles, since I am still young. I'm nervous but I have faith in my ortho. ... (24 replies)
... I've never had this problem after surgery, except when I had my achilles lengthening/tib transfer I plain forgot how to walk and I had to learn all over again. However, I think that was caused by the transfer rather than the lengthening. (7 replies)
... Just for the record, I am 25 and had both my achilles released last year. I had it twice as a kid as well, and I must admit that this last time was most difficult and most painful. ... (24 replies)
... Hi Steffers. I agree that I should walk normally the only problem i have is that when because of the way the casts are when i plant my feet on the ground my legs rise frome the floor at more a 110 degree angle versus 90 degrees. so it's awkward to walk that way and not normal. Does that make sense? I may have asked this before but was it similar for you? (31 replies)
... Maybe there is something else going on, but it hurts to walk after achilles lengthening, period. I remember it being painful for a while. ... (31 replies)
... I am having this surgery done at the end of this month. I have having bilateral hamstring and achilles lengthening. I am 29 and live alone. ... (31 replies)
... I've had all of the stuff you're talking about. I had Achilles lengthening almost ten years ago. My doc did the Botox injections in my hamstrings and adductors about 7 years ago... ... (11 replies)
... Hi all! I just went to see my ortho today and now I'm on the waiting list to have quite a procedure done (one leg at a time :( ) He has to start with my right leg first... to try to fix the previous surgeon's mistakes when I had bunion surgery done to correct the deformities in my foot caused by walking on my toes for so long. Apparently the doc shortened my big toe too much... (24 replies)
... It's been over a year now and I'm STILL on the waiting list to have the Gastroc Lengthening surgery so I can't tell you how the procedure went. ... (24 replies)
... Another concideration I have is am I going to have to get another one in 16 years or so, since that was the last time I had the lengthening done. If thats the case, I'd much rather get it done sooner so I'm not so old for the next one. ... (24 replies)
... and I do not feel like having them all. So I have to be patient. But if it was the Achilles thing only, I would probably go for it. ... (24 replies)
... How old is your son? (24 replies)
... HI My son tristin had his hamstrings ( both ) lengthened in april and his achilles ( both ) lengthened in aug of this year . we are working VERY hard to regain strength . he has not walked for 7 years . ( hit by semi ) . we go to a gym 3 days a week and he is getting stronger . he had NO problems with either surgery . the surgeries made a huge difference in... (24 replies)
... I had short leg casts for the achilles, and casts from my thigh to my ankle (not covering my feet) for the hamstrings. They wanted me to walk around as much as possible with the hamstrings, so as not to loose too much muscle. However, I couldn't bend my knees, so it was impossible to go up stairs, and my dad had to carry me. I'm not sure if you'd be able to since you'll... (31 replies)
... I wonder...if anyone had done operation called achilles tendon lengthening.... ... (17 replies)
... I underwent Achilles tendon lengthening when I was 5 with good outcomes. ... (17 replies)
... s is the problem, especially if she did not walk at all when the casts were on. Another issue was that walking was extremely painful...the pain would start in my Achilles and shoot all the way up my leg. ... (7 replies)

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