Home The Book Dr Articles Products Message Boards Journal Articles Search Our Surveys Surgery ESWT Dr Messages Find Good Drs video

heel spur and bone chips in achilles tendon

Posted by Gail on 10/22/00 at 16:36 (031029)

I have surgery scheduled on Nov 8 to remove the heel spur which has been cracked with a fall and bone chips in the achilles tendon. I was told part of the tendon would be disengaged, and then reattached with screws. After reading this message board, this surgury is scaring me. I was told a cast for three weeks and then I should be fine. That does not appear to be the most common outcome? Do I have other options? Is the recovery time usually longer?