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TTS Surgery recovery time

Posted by Mor S on 1/26/01 at 17:36 (037456)

Hi all.

I'm facing a TTS surgery in both feet after suffering for about 10 years.

The surgeon, who's a specialist and very experienced in the field had suggested 2-3 days in bed followed by another weak week with crutches.

Having read Stephen Williamson's recovery story I understand a possibility of up to several months of recovery per foot might be required.

I will appreciate additional experiences stories as to recovery from TTS surgery.

Thanks.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

wendyn on 1/26/01 at 18:11 (037459)

Hi Mor!

Can you give us some background?

What is your TTS caused by - what will be accomplished during the surgery? What type of doctor are you seeing?

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Kim on 1/26/01 at 20:35 (037472)

I had Tarsal Tunnel Surgery in June '99 and also had a faciectomy (heel surgery) on the same foot and it was a long
healing period. My foot was swollen for a while and I had poor range of motion. I'm sure mine was worse because of both
incisions. I had to wear a splint for about 2 weeks post-opt. I was on crutches for about 6 weeks and had physical theraphy
for about 3-4 weeks.. My tarsal tunnel surgery was not a success. I am still in alot of pain. I just had another MRI and
it didn't show any scar tissue or nerve entrapment in the surgery area. I have a feeling the nerve is damaged and
and I'm stuck with this pain forever. MRI does not show if there is damage to the nerve. I've also had another nerve
conduction which came out negative. I don't regret having the surgery because what do you have to lose? You're
in pain and it may help. I work for the Dr. who did my surgery and we haven't given up hope yet. It's been over 3 years
for me with this pain, I can't remember what it's like to have normal pain free walking.. Imagine.....Anyway Good Luck

Kim

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Mor S on 1/30/01 at 13:30 (037755)

I believe excessive presure on my foot during military service some ten years ago had started the TTS.
about 6 years ago I was examined by a foot professionalist and he suggested it may be TTS. EMG results were not decisive.
Another foot professionalist I have seen just now, Dr. Clanton from Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX, diagnosed TTS as well.
I am confortable with my decision to follow surgery. My only concern is related to recovery time and quality.

Can I be sure that after (?) weeks I will be able to resume normal activity, at least as I practice now (including playing Squash) ?

Mor.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Carol on 2/07/01 at 08:41 (038339)

Hi Mor - haveyou had surgery. I am going in next week and am very hopeful the pain will be over. Its been a nightmare for 5 years now. Please let me know how you are doing and have your any advice. Carol in Africa

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Mor S on 2/08/01 at 18:09 (038464)

Hi Carol.

I just had surgery yesterday on my first foot.

Make sure the surgeon is well experienced in TTS surgery. It is most important in TTS as not much cases are around and the operation procedure is diferent from case to case, based on the findings once your leg is open.

I had a full anastethia, that's the way I like it. The surgery was a breeze. The big question will hopefully be answered within few weeks, after which I'll post a complete report on the surgery and its outcome.

Listen carefully to the doctor's instructions and don't shortcut!

Good Luck,

Mor.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Marie on 2/17/01 at 20:18 (039281)

So, I'm wondering how you are doing now. I'm considering tt surgery after 3 years of hurting. My doctor says I'll be on crutches 2 weeks. I have developed back trouble and also have trouble sitting for very long since my feet started hurting me. I am concerned about how my back and hips will survive this as well as my feet.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

wendyn on 1/26/01 at 18:11 (037459)

Hi Mor!

Can you give us some background?

What is your TTS caused by - what will be accomplished during the surgery? What type of doctor are you seeing?

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Kim on 1/26/01 at 20:35 (037472)

I had Tarsal Tunnel Surgery in June '99 and also had a faciectomy (heel surgery) on the same foot and it was a long
healing period. My foot was swollen for a while and I had poor range of motion. I'm sure mine was worse because of both
incisions. I had to wear a splint for about 2 weeks post-opt. I was on crutches for about 6 weeks and had physical theraphy
for about 3-4 weeks.. My tarsal tunnel surgery was not a success. I am still in alot of pain. I just had another MRI and
it didn't show any scar tissue or nerve entrapment in the surgery area. I have a feeling the nerve is damaged and
and I'm stuck with this pain forever. MRI does not show if there is damage to the nerve. I've also had another nerve
conduction which came out negative. I don't regret having the surgery because what do you have to lose? You're
in pain and it may help. I work for the Dr. who did my surgery and we haven't given up hope yet. It's been over 3 years
for me with this pain, I can't remember what it's like to have normal pain free walking.. Imagine.....Anyway Good Luck

Kim

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Mor S on 1/30/01 at 13:30 (037755)

I believe excessive presure on my foot during military service some ten years ago had started the TTS.
about 6 years ago I was examined by a foot professionalist and he suggested it may be TTS. EMG results were not decisive.
Another foot professionalist I have seen just now, Dr. Clanton from Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX, diagnosed TTS as well.
I am confortable with my decision to follow surgery. My only concern is related to recovery time and quality.

Can I be sure that after (?) weeks I will be able to resume normal activity, at least as I practice now (including playing Squash) ?

Mor.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Carol on 2/07/01 at 08:41 (038339)

Hi Mor - haveyou had surgery. I am going in next week and am very hopeful the pain will be over. Its been a nightmare for 5 years now. Please let me know how you are doing and have your any advice. Carol in Africa

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Mor S on 2/08/01 at 18:09 (038464)

Hi Carol.

I just had surgery yesterday on my first foot.

Make sure the surgeon is well experienced in TTS surgery. It is most important in TTS as not much cases are around and the operation procedure is diferent from case to case, based on the findings once your leg is open.

I had a full anastethia, that's the way I like it. The surgery was a breeze. The big question will hopefully be answered within few weeks, after which I'll post a complete report on the surgery and its outcome.

Listen carefully to the doctor's instructions and don't shortcut!

Good Luck,

Mor.

Re: TTS Surgery recovery time

Marie on 2/17/01 at 20:18 (039281)

So, I'm wondering how you are doing now. I'm considering tt surgery after 3 years of hurting. My doctor says I'll be on crutches 2 weeks. I have developed back trouble and also have trouble sitting for very long since my feet started hurting me. I am concerned about how my back and hips will survive this as well as my feet.