I'll try to be brief, just looking for an opinion from anyone who has some experience in this area.
About six weeks ago I had a bunionectomy and also a small bony growth removed from the flexor hallicus longus tendon of my right foot. I have had a lot of pain and swelling in the area since surgery, and still have no active ROM in my great toe. MD sent me for an MRI the other day and I just got a call from the nurse at the MD's office that the preliminary reading showed a partial tear in the tendon. Obviously this will require additional surgery, and I have an appt. with the MD on Monday.
I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with this type of surgery. I know a lot about hips and knees, but not much about this! Is it possible to do it arthroscopically, or will it involve cutting the foot open again? How about recovery time, walking restrictions, etc?
Obviously I will ask the MD about all of this on Monday, but just wanted to get some info in the meantime. Thanks in advance for any replies!