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How long it might take to heal after surgery?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Crisjan24, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Crisjan24

    Crisjan24 New Member


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    Can anyone tell me about how long it takes for an ankle to heal after surgery to repair tendons/ ligaments?
    I know you are probably not doctors and I will not hold you responsible for any information. So don't worry, many probably have experienced this injuries before and I would rather hear from you than the Army "doctors". My husband went to get an exam and he says it's and MRI of his left Ankle and the Army wants him to get the surgery ASAP to deploy to Afghanistan, even though he was supposed to get out in October.... I am worried for him since they are trying to do everything possible to deploy in the next couple of months and he might not be completely healed after surgery.Here are his results:



    There is some fluid surrounding the extensor digitorum longus tendon anteriorly consistent with tensynovitis. The Achilles tendon is intact.

    The medial and lateral tendons are intact.

    There is a partial tear of the deep portion of the deltoid ligament. The superficial portion is intact.

    The anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligaments are intact.

    There is thickening of the anterior talofibular ligament with irregularity suggesting chronic tears with scarring. The posterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligaments are intact.

    The sinus tarsi appears intact.

    Conclusions:

    1. Partial tear of the deep portion of the deltoid ligament.

    2. Chronic tears with scarring of the anterior talofibular ligament.

    3. Mild tenosynovitis of the extensor digitorum longus tendon.
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    I don't see any definitive indications for tendon surgeries with the conclusions presented, but in private practice, I would be hard-pressed to recommend ankle ligament surgery in a patient who had to return to being active and fully agile on his feet and out of my care only 3 months after surgery. On the other hand, I don't know that your husband will not continued to be adequately rehabbed as needed after deployment.
     
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