Re: Retrocalcaneal Exostectomy Surgery

I had my right foot done a few years ago, and am currently recovering from having my left foot done on December 10. The right foot was so successful that I felt good about getting the left foot done.

Recovering from this one: I was on non-weight-bearing status almost four weeks, then put into the walking boot. It took a good two weeks for me to be able to walk without the crutches for any length, and that's where I am now.

Now I think I'll be another two weeks before going to physical therapy, and of course that makes it hurt again...

So, I think it's about two months before you can walk unassisted, but I recall it's about a year until you finally feel that you're over it. I did lose some of my tippy-toe ability on my right foot, so I may never be able to tippy-toe again. Only time will tell.

BUT - the long term lack of pain is definitely something I'm looking forward to!

: I am considering having the above captioned surgery on my right foot and need to make a decision asap due to other factors in my life. Could you please advise as to a rough idea of how long the recovery period is? For example, approxmiately how long would I be on crutches, in a shoe boot and how long before I can function for the most part normally again? Please advise ASAP. Thank you so much.

Posted By SPetty on January 16, 2004 at 14:31:45:

In Reply to: Retrocalcaneal Exostectomy Surgery posted by Stacy on January 06, 2004 at 20:37:37:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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