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have club foot, achilles lengthening, plantar fascia release and osteotomy. ??Fusion?? will i be able to scuba?

By Anonymous July 28, 2016 - 8:47pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community for advice.

Are you currently under the care of an orthopedic surgeon? That is the person who can tell you whether or not you are a candidate for surgery and if surgery will relieve the symptoms associated with your conditions. The orthopedic surgeon can best guide you in what activities, such as scuba diving, you can safely engage in.

Clubfoot describes a range of foot abnormalities usually present at birth (congenital) in which your baby's foot is twisted out of shape or position. In clubfoot, the tissues connecting the muscles to the bone (tendons) are shorter than usual.

Anonymous, how old are you? In your lifetime, have you had any treatment for the clubfoot?

Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain.

Anonymous, why was this procedure done?

Plantar fascia release surgery involves cutting part of the plantar fascia ligament to release tension and relieve inflammation of the ligament (plantar fasciitis).

Osteotomy literally means "cutting of the bone." It is a procedure in which a surgeon removes, or sometimes adds, a wedge of bone near a damaged joint. This shifts weight from an area where there is damaged cartilage to an area where there is more or healthier cartilage.

Anonymous, on which joint was the procedure done?


July 29, 2016 - 8:19am
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