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POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON REPAIR

If you need a Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair?

Surgeons perform posterior tibial tendon repair to address injuries or tears of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT), a vital tendon situated on the inner side of the ankle and foot. This tendon is pivotal in supporting the foot’s arch and stabilizing it during various weight-bearing activities like walking.

Injuries or tears in the posterior tibial tendon may result from overuse, trauma, or underlying foot conditions such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) or flatfoot deformity. Damage to this tendon can lead to symptoms like pain, swelling, foot and ankle instability, and a gradual collapse of the arch.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair Procedure

The surgical procedure for repairing a damaged posterior tibial tendon involves administering general or regional anesthesia for comfort. An incision on the inner ankle grants access to the tendon. The surgeon examines the injury’s extent, evaluating surrounding tissues and bones. Using specialized sutures or anchors, the torn tendon is repaired. Adjacent soft tissues, ligaments, or bones may require adjustment for proper alignment. After completing the repairs, the incision is closed with sutures, and the site is bandaged for healing. This comprehensive approach aims to address the injury’s root cause, ensuring a successful recovery while minimizing discomfort for the patient.

Rehabilitation and Therapy

Repairing a damaged posterior tibial tendon involves administering anesthesia, making an incision, and assessing the injury’s extent. Additionally, the surgeon carefully examines surrounding tissues, ligaments, and bones before repairing the tendon using specialized techniques. However, adjustments may be made to restore proper alignment and stability. Furthermore, after completing the repair and necessary adjustments, the incision is closed, and the site is dressed to promote healing. This comprehensive approach targets the injury’s root cause, ensuring a successful recovery.

 

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic  Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.

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