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TTS Surgery

Posted by Pat L on 8/14/04 at 14:30 (157853)

I am a Type 2 diabetic with what has bveen disagnosed as TTS. I am scheduled for surgery on 8/25/04 by Dr, Ramon DeJesus, an associate of Dr. Dellon in his Baltimore office.

Would appreciate any feed-back on Dr. DeJesus or your experiences in surgery(my left foot at this time. . .it's the worst)and/or your recovery.

I'm told that I have an 80% possibility of the surgery being successful. Do they tell that to everyone?

Re: TTS Surgery

Darlene on 8/14/04 at 15:22 (157869)


I remember reading a post by someone who had successful surgery done by Dr. DeJesus. Try a search under the doctor's name.

Is the diabetes the reason for your tts? Is it just the tarsal tunnel that will be released or other areas? Do you know how they define successful? Is it no pain, or reduced pain?


Re: TTS Surgery

Mike on 8/14/04 at 23:20 (157927)

I was also told 80% - my surgery was performed by Dr. Dellon. 7 Months post op, I still have about 70% of the pain but it IS better than before.

Here are some links you might check out. These are all directly related to Dr. Dellon.





Re: Mike

Darlene on 8/15/04 at 00:34 (157932)


I'm curious as to whether you had an obstruction in your tt. Did they ever explain how they came up with the 80% chance rate?


Re: TTS Surgery

Marty from SLC on 8/16/04 at 11:24 (158083)


Re: Darlene

Mike on 8/16/04 at 15:32 (158131)

No obstructions but I have swollen nerves due to being Type 2 diabetic.

I beleive the 80% figure is from Dr Dellon's personal experience/history in this area.

Re: Thanks Mike

Darlene on 8/16/04 at 16:01 (158135)

I hope you see continued improvement. Was the recovery difficult?

Re: Thanks Mike

Mike on 8/16/04 at 18:33 (158166)

Aside from my incision getting infected and developing a DVT in my calf, recovery was smooth. I guess these complications could happen with any surgery.