Okay, so let's get into what this stuff means that was done to me! This is actually a screenshot of the hospital discharge papers, and I took it upon myself to google these terms so I could understand.
I do want to give a disclaimer that I had surgery on my left foot, so I 'm not really sure why everything says right, maybe a computer glitch, idk.
1. Right posterior tibial tendon repair secondary
Google said: Posterior tibialis tendon surgery is a way to fix the tendon on the back of your calf that goes down the inside part of your ankle. A surgeon can do a few different types of surgery to fix this tendon. The posterior tibialis tendon is a strong cord of tissue. It is one of the most important tendons in your leg. It attaches the posterior tibialis muscle on the back of your calf to the bones on the inside of your foot. It helps support your foot and hold up its arch when you are walking.
I heard: Fixed a torn tendon
2. Right navicular tarsal bone open reduction with excision fracture
Google said: Stress fractures of the tarsal navicular bone are being recognized with increasing frequency in physically active persons. Diagnosis is commonly delayed, and outcome often suffers because physicians lack familiarity with the condition. Navicular stress fractures typically present in a running athlete who has gradually increasing pain in the dorsal mid-foot with occasional radiation of pain down the medial arch. Because initial plain films are often normal, the next diagnostic test of choice is triple-phase bone scan, which is positive early in the process and localizes the lesion well. After a positive bone scan, a computed tomographic scan should be obtained to provide anatomic detail and guide therapy. Non-displaced, non-comminuted fractures respond well to six weeks of non–weight-bearing cast immobilization. Displacement, comminution, and delayed or nonunion fractures are indications for surgical open reduction internal fixation.
I heard: Fixed a stress fracture
3. Right partial excision bone navicular (tarsal bone)
Google said: An accessory navicular bone is a bone of the foot that develops abnormally causing a plantar medial enlargement of the navicular. The accessory navicular bone presents as a sesamoid in the posterior tibial tendon, in articulation with the navicular or as an enlargement of the navicular itself.
I heard: Extra bone removed
4. Right Dwyer medializing calcaneal osteotomy
Google said: The calcaneus, or heel bone, plays an important role in walking. A calcaneal osteotomy is a controlled break of the heel bone, performed by a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, to correct deformity of the foot and ankle. The heel bone can be realigned to achieve a different orientation, which can correct many different deformities and foot/ankle problems. For example, abnormally high or low arches can be addressed with a calcaneal osteotomy. The ultimate goals of all osteotomies are to relieve pain, improve alignment and walking, and reduce the likelihood of arthritis.
I heard: Break my heel, then put it back the right way
5. Right tendoachilles lengthening
Google said: Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee, or to bring relief to chronic pain. This procedure elongates a contracted Achilles tendon by making small cuts on the tendons at the back of the ankle. As the wounds heal, the tendons elongate.
I heard: lengthen my achilles
6. Right Fluoroscopic
Google said: This is amazing technology allows you to magnify an area of particular interest. Standard x-rays provide limited views, allowing you to see bones from only a few standard positions. The video x-ray allows you to rotate the part so it can be seen from any direction desired and the area in question can be assessed while it is in motion.
I heard: This wasn't exactly a procedure, but more of an X-ray technique used during