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... 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)

... I have a question for those of you who have young children who underwent the Achilles tendon lengthening. ... (7 replies)
... how old are you and did you have the Achilles Tendon lengthening done as an out patient or did you stay in the hospital for a while? ... (17 replies)
... I have L spastic hemiplegia and had the achilles tendon lengthening when I was 18. I am 39 now and it is still holding. It doesn't correct the problem totally, but I do have my heel on the ground much better than I used to. ... (17 replies)
... I had that surgery when I was 6 years old. I am 33 years old now and the results have been lasting, even if my spastic ankle is not 100% normal. I am a right-side hemi. BTW, are both of your legs affected or just one? I have read that this surgery produces better results in hemiplegia than in other types of spastic CP. Anyway, consult your doctor. (17 replies)
... From what I remember, I had my achilles tendon lengthened in an outpatient setting. I was on my stomach and I had injections put right into the ankle and the foot to numb the area. ... (17 replies)
... Tendon lengthening is to make your tendon longer... ... (17 replies)
... DEAR DEVNIC , i am new to this forum and havent a clue what i am doing so hope i am doing this right. your message really struck me because you werent confident in the surgeon that performd on your son and you were really worried about the scars, didnt you have any post op apointments and what did the surgeon think when he looked at the scars when the plaster came off,... (4 replies)
... If I remember right, somebody wrote on this board, that achilles tendon surgeries are nowadays done arthroscopically. That means the incisions are small, the risks are lower, the recovery period shorter. ... (17 replies)
... do not know what type of CP because my parents quit taking me to doctors when I was 5 years old. At that time my doctors wanted me to have surgery to lengthen my achilles tendon. Out of fear and ignorance my parents stopped taking me to my doctors and threw my braces out. Now years later my health issues are getting much worse. ... (3 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)
... and he was significantly spastic in his legs. In Nov. 2000 he had adductor release, hamstring lengthening, and achilles tendon release on both legs. He was in full leg casts for 7 weeks. ... (4 replies)
... Hmm. If the tendon is really tight and shortened, then stretching won't help a lot. Of course it always helps to some extent. ... (17 replies)
... I haven't had the achillese lengthening, but I have heard positive things about it. Of course there are risks with any surgery. I'm going to go with everyone else and say consult your surgeon further :) Jill, I was thrilled to be almost as tall as the rest of my family (5'8", 5'11", 6'1" & 6'2") after I had my tendons lengthened... I reached 5'7", but I've since shrunk to... (17 replies)
... It's most likely from pain at the insertion of the achille's tendon due to the stretch, but it feels like pain from the heel pressing down. I have the same problem with my night splints. ... (7 replies)
... And the surgery became necessary when his tendon had tightened to a point where botox and therapy were no longer getting adequate results. ... (17 replies)
... a tendon release on my feet. ... (17 replies)
... I had Achilles lenghtening, too... ... (34 replies)


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