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dr z where are u?

Posted by sammy p on 1/19/04 at 19:42 (142400)

could you please reply yo my post on 1/18/04 about surgical debreidement of pos tib tendon

Re: dr z where are u?

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/19/04 at 20:17 (142402)

Surgical debridement and or re-attachment is a surgical procedure that should be only done by a podiatric and or orthopedic specialist with experience in this area. This can help you alot but only if the correct procedure is done. This can take up to 10 weeks in a cast and months of physical therapy . I have an ankle specialist who I refer to that does alot of these procedure. IT is very important to make the correct grade of injury and to do any associated procedures such as joint fusion and or calcaneus correction. In simple terms your doctor better have experience and expertise in this area.