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Tarsal Tunnel Surgery not done high enough?

Posted by Kim on 3/24/05 at 23:46 (171925)

I have been reading about failed TSS surgeries & only a few had wrote that one of the main reasons TSS surgeries fail is because they have not been done high enough. My question is how far up the nerve anatomically to go to acheive success & less pain? The other question is, if a TSS was not successfully completed because of not being done high enough, is a second surgery a option? The third question is where can I find information regarding this?

Re: Tarsal Tunnel Surgery not done high enough?

Ed Davis, DPM on 3/26/05 at 14:54 (171988)

Kim:
That scenario is unusual. The anatomically tightest portion is sometimes called the porta pedis which is the area the nevers enter the foot and is down 'low.' Unless a mass exists in the high part of the tarsal tunnel, the more commom and logical reason for a failure is not going LOW enough.
Ed