Calcaneal opening wedge osteotomy, subtalar joint arthroereisis, and percutaneous Achilles lengthening
Yikes! That’s a mouthful! In other words: Surgery for flat feet. A few short months ago, we didn’t even know this was a thing. We knew the son’s feet were flat…like, really flat…but we didn’t know anything could be done about it or that anything needed to be done about it. The complaints about foot pain and knee pain have gradually become more frequent. Now at the age of thirteen, the growth spurts have become more extreme and have led to increased pain. Today, one of those size 10/11 feet got an arch put into it! I’m amazed and can’t wait to see it uncovered on Friday. The surgeon did bring out an x-ray photo on a strip of paper like you get when you have an ultrasound. I told her it has been a long time since I’ve had a picture like that. Congratulations, it’s an arch!!
Do you or someone you know have flat feet? Join us on the journey!
Since I finally got my blog set up and practiced entering some things I had previously written and added one new episode of #LibraryThoughts yesterday, I thought this is as good a time as any to write about this experience and chronicle the journey. This is Day One of a three month journey. There will be many changes over the next six weeks. At that time, it’ll be the right foot with another six week recovery.