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Husband surgery

Posted by Kim on 3/07/01 at 18:50 (040750)

My husband a 37 year old in great health had this tts surgery a year ago in February. He has been told that he will need it on his other foot also. The thing I am worried about is, the pain has returned and he says that the foot feels like he never had surgery on it. Can this be possible? Could it be something else? I hate to see him in this pain, recovery from the surgery was not a pleasant thing. Any advise would be appreciated!

Re: Husband surgery

wendyn on 3/07/01 at 23:22 (040775)

Kim - for starters - can you post your husbands history and some details on his surgery?

Re: Husband surgery

Matt L on 3/08/01 at 10:53 (040802)

I had a tarsal tunnel release approximately 5 years ago. My best period was from about 6 months post surgery to around 2 years. Since then I am in some pain most likely due to scar tissue forming and pressuring the nerve. Unfortunately, the standard for reoperating is much higher than for the initial surgery.

Re: Husband surgery

KIM on 3/09/01 at 13:15 (040892)

My husband works in a Power Plant. He wears steel toed boots and is on concrete all day. The bottom of his feet feel like a knife blade in embedded in them. It is the outer right side of the foot. We went to an orthopedic and we were sent to a neurologist that did a test and said the nerve in the area of pain were blocked. We went back to the orthopedic and he did surgery on his foot and said the other one would need done also. The neuro checked both and agreed. That is the history.

Re: Husband surgery

davidg on 4/08/01 at 11:05 (043967)

Kim, here is a link to an article about Recurrent TTS

http://www.infotrieve.com/healthworld/std_format.cgi?med93-95+272562+(Tarsal+Tunnel)

I found it at http://www.healthy.net

http://www.healthy.net/library/search/medline.asp

This is also a good site to search medical journal articles.

David

Re: Husband surgery

wendyn on 3/07/01 at 23:22 (040775)

Kim - for starters - can you post your husbands history and some details on his surgery?

Re: Husband surgery

Matt L on 3/08/01 at 10:53 (040802)

I had a tarsal tunnel release approximately 5 years ago. My best period was from about 6 months post surgery to around 2 years. Since then I am in some pain most likely due to scar tissue forming and pressuring the nerve. Unfortunately, the standard for reoperating is much higher than for the initial surgery.

Re: Husband surgery

KIM on 3/09/01 at 13:15 (040892)

My husband works in a Power Plant. He wears steel toed boots and is on concrete all day. The bottom of his feet feel like a knife blade in embedded in them. It is the outer right side of the foot. We went to an orthopedic and we were sent to a neurologist that did a test and said the nerve in the area of pain were blocked. We went back to the orthopedic and he did surgery on his foot and said the other one would need done also. The neuro checked both and agreed. That is the history.

Re: Husband surgery

davidg on 4/08/01 at 11:05 (043967)

Kim, here is a link to an article about Recurrent TTS

http://www.infotrieve.com/healthworld/std_format.cgi?med93-95+272562+(Tarsal+Tunnel)

I found it at http://www.healthy.net

http://www.healthy.net/library/search/medline.asp

This is also a good site to search medical journal articles.

David