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Scheduled for TTS Release 12-16-03

Posted by Rhonda on 10/19/03 at 20:51 (134713)

First, may I say thank you to everyone who has posted their stories on this site. It was great to hear of others just like me. I have had foot pain for about 3 years. Had EPF 1 yr ago with some but not complete relief only to have TTS symptoms get increasingly worse. My local othopedic dr referred me to an othopedic foot specialist in Cincinnati who finally made the diagnosis with bone scan and nerve conduction test. His name is Dr. James Samarrco. He seems very knowledgeable and experienced and I feel very good under his care. I was a ballet dancer when younger, and have been an er/surgical nurse for 25 years. Sometimes I think it is not bad enough to risk surgery, but then again, I want to repair it if I can.

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wendyn on 10/19/03 at 22:57 (134717)

All the best Rhonda, and welcome. I'm glad that you found a doctor you feel comfortable with. Keep in touch and let us know how you do.

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Lari S. on 10/20/03 at 23:50 (134790)

Finding a doctor you feel comfortable with, and one you feel is knowledgeable is half the battle. Wishing you all the best. Keep us posted on your pregress.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,

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Faye J on 10/21/03 at 16:25 (134840)

Rhonda, sounds like we will be having surgery about a week apart. I have'nt run into too many people that have had this type of surgery and didn't know what to expect, I'm thankful to have found this message board so I can prepare myself but.. I'm still not looking forward to it.I too took ballet and toe when I was young for about two or three years. Go figure.

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Terry D. on 10/22/03 at 18:30 (135053)

Sounds like a good Dr. but if I were you I'd find out if he will uses the technique pioneered by Dr.A. Lee Dellon. I had mine done by Dr. Dellon and was pain free immediately. Never even needed any pain meds. But I had a tumor...which was actually a good thing as that was the cause of my tts.
My foot is still numb but even that is coming back slowly...I'm 5.5 months post op. I am a runner (age 53) and work out alot . Tonight I ran for 12 minutes. I've have talked to two people in my area who had less then desirable results.
Dr. Dellon is supposedly the best.....as you have read this can be a tricky surgery with varied outcomes.
Best of luck.

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Dr. Z on 10/22/03 at 18:35 (135056)


Dr. Dellon will tell you the rate of cure for tts surgery in his hands is about 65% Did explain that to you?