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Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

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    I suffer from severe left ankle pronation. After exhausting all non-invasive treatments, my doctor has recommended a Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction. What is the success rate of this procedure in permanently relieving ankle pain?
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    There is technically no such thing as pronation in an intact ankle joint, but you might find the term employed for what is really subtalar pronation, a condition which is often described as a rolling-in beneath the ankle, resulting in a flattening of the medial longitudinal arch and causing pathomechanically mediated pain.

    If it is determine that the problem is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), as you seem to suggest, aside from the more commonly employed conservative/supportive techniques, several surgeries might be considered, some of a soft-tissue nature, some osseous in nature and still others, a combination of both. I don't precisely know what your surgeon means by a posterior tibial tendon reconstruction. Success rates of various surgeries depend upon the appropriateness of the choice of procedure, the degree and precise nature of dysfunction and the skill and experience of the surgeon. I would judge that there are few surgeons who do a great deal of these procedures on a routine basis, and so a real and meaningful answer on which you might rely as to relate to your individual case and upon which you might make a decision is probably unavailable. I would suggest that you have a long and detailed discussion of this with your surgeon with particular emphasis on his/her degree of experience and previous results with this procedure.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  3. Glo4

    Glo4 New Member

    I have had this surgery.Without going into all the detail of my experince you may email me if you like. If this is not allowed to be posted please delete my email address.
    Gloria smount@gte.net
     
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