foot health forum  
Discususion and Information on Foot Problems

Go Back   Foot Pain & Foot Health Forum > Main > Ask your questions here

How long does Tendon/Ligament on foot take to head after surgery

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26th July 2009, 03:50 AM
Crisjan24 Crisjan24 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How long does Tendon/Ligament on foot take to head after surgery

My husband is in the Army and he was supposed to get out in October of this year, but they are saying he is leaving to Afghanistan because he became stop lossed. He had been trying to get seen for left foot pain for the last 9 months, although he had gone to the Army Dr. a couple of years ago with the complaint. Finally they did an exam and found out he has multiple tendons and ligaments that are from mild to moderate in damage. I tried asking him right now which ones they were and he said his report was in his truck and was in bed already ( I had moved back home last month to start a new job because we thought he was getting out soon) So the Army Dr. told him that he needs surgery and called the specialist and asked him how soon he could get the surgery. He said some time in August. I start teaching in August so I am really worried about the situation. I was wondering if he had foot surgery to repair the tendons and ligaments, how long would it take for him to heal. They are thinking of sending him in November to Afghanistan after the surgery. How long might he be unable to walk on his left foot? I know you all do not know his full diagnosis but just an idea of the average time a person needs to heal for 5 tendons and ligaments injured after surgery. I am worried he will be sent to Afghanistan with his foot not completely healed because that's how the military is. I know he needs physical therapy but they are saying they have physical therapy in Afghanistan..... So basically he will be traveling to a hot country carrying a whole bunch of supplies while his foot is still healing. I imagine him and I being old and him asking me to rub his foot... yeah, the Army will not be there to do that for him. Sorry about the long message and not being able to provide the name of the tendons and ligaments. I know that the aquilles is not damaged and the one that makes the toes move is not either.

Thanks a lot
Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2009, 04:14 AM
FootDoc FootDoc is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 124 Times in 101 Posts
Default Re: How long does Tendon/Ligament on foot take to head after surgery

It's not really possible to attempt to responsibly answer such a question as yours when having so little information to go on. You have been able to offer no clues as to the underlying injury, which tendons and ligaments are involved, what sort of surgery is contemplated and what his army job requires as far as foot stresses are concerned. These topics represent the most basic information required to in any way offer an answer. I think it goes without say, though, that a premature return to duty would likely be a recipe for problems, both immediate and long term. That judgment can be made only in real time.
Foot Doc

Last edited by FootDoc; 26th July 2009 at 04:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long is accessory navicular surgery recovery and what are the stages? Unregistered Ask your questions here 143 2nd July 2015 06:11 AM
Cadaveric flatfoot model: Ligament attenuation and Achilles tendon overpull Admin Podiatry Arena 0 18th June 2009 07:27 AM
Sprained foot taking a long time to get better Unregistered Ask your questions here 1 6th November 2008 10:52 PM
Tendon surgery for Morton's? PalmtreeCarol Ask your questions here 2 25th September 2008 10:10 PM
Surgery for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Admin Podiatry Arena 0 8th July 2008 09:59 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
All content is copyright to the Foot Pain & Foot Health Forum.