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Recovery period for Accessory Navicular Excision

Posted by Jennifer T on 7/09/02 at 17:13 (089369)

I saw my OS about the excision surgery I had last week. I tried to nail him down on a recovery period and he was a bit evasive. I had 100 % involvement of the posterior tibial tendon on the accessory navicular. He did say that it would extend my recovery from the 6 weeks he told me in the beginning, but he really couldn't say by how much. He said it would take as long as it took.

Hopefully one of you have had more frequency in dealing with this issue and could give me a better sense of how long I am looking at. Will the cast have to be worn longer than the 6 weeks or will I just have residual pain beyond the normal time period ????? Plus what is the frequency of the tendon being so involved with the accessory ?????

He did say that I was only to weight bear when it became tolerable. He is a strong believer in stronger bone being developed with weight bearing...when I had my tibial tubercle transfers I was weight bearing right away and progressed through my recovery quickly and successfully.

I do worry a bit about not having had this done by a podiatrist, but I have a long history with my OS and he has proven to be enormously capable.

Thanks for any insights you might be able to shed.