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Not a tarsal coalition after all

Posted by Selina G on 5/17/02 at 15:10 (084340)

Well, after almost 3 months of treatment for a suspected calcaneonavicular coaliation (somewhat indicated on my films and MRI, but not confirmed), I was told that arthrodesis was my only remaining option, since the podiatrist suspected that a resection would fail due to my significant degenerative changes. Of course, I sought a 2nd opinion, and that podiatrist sent me for a CT scan, which shows no coalition, no PTTD, nothing that usually causes a painful, rigid flat foot. Unfortunately, I just have congenital flat feet, and the left one, over time, is collapsing further. This podiatrist feels that he can do a realignment procedure, which I assume would be some sort of osteotomy, correct? What kind of recuperation period am I looking at to return to work at a desk job?

Re: Not a tarsal coalition after all

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/17/02 at 20:55 (084397)

We would need a lot more information about the procedure your doc is proposing.
Ed

Re: Not a tarsal coalition after all

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/17/02 at 20:55 (084397)

We would need a lot more information about the procedure your doc is proposing.
Ed