Abscesses Achilles tendon,

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8 wks post op for heel spur / tendon repair, just learned I have an abscess on tendon, with ulcer of the heel post op. What will surgeon do to fix it

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    I'm sorry I can't help with an answer but hopefully someone will be able to help..I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear you are having problems,and say I am 10 weeks post op heel spur and tendon clean. I hope things are sorted for you soon and it does not cause to much of a set back..
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      Thanks! It's been 2 months and it has gotten worse instead of better. Very tender and sensitive all around my ankle area, sometimes a lot of swelling. Sering my surgeon Friday, hoping to get some answers and get this healed!
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      Mine is still very tender. I believe it can take months to feel better, I have a lot of pain in the heel and at the side of my ankle.. I am still in the boot at the moment but I see my consultant on Monday,..I live in the uk in Suffol, I know different areas do different things so you may not be in a boot, especially with An abscess
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      Haven't been in a boot for 6 weeks, but wound care Dr thinks surgeon needs to do boot /brace/plaster splint, something to immobilize my foot so tendon can heal. Will know more when I see surgeon friday. He is also my podiatrist if that makes more sense to you.
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      Surgeon/podiatrist did another de-bridement, after just injecting lidocaine without using a topical to help numb the area first. Very excruciating pain! Put me in a podus boot, but looking at instructions that boot is not intended for everyday wear, so I have to talk to him about that when I go in Friday. Wound care Dr had me using hydraferra blue dressings that seem to be helping pull the infection out; told surgeon, plus the other Dr had talked to him as well, then when I got my box of dressing supplies in the mail yesterday instead of that dressing I had silver alginate dressings! I don't think this Dr knows what he is doing!! I got to thinking about it, and right after surgery I was getting ready for a shower, lost my balance, put that foot down by accident, and would have fallen if hubby hadn't caught me. Wondering now if maybe I tore that tendon before it was healed from the repair, and if that could be causing some of my problems now.
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      I fell on mine a couple of times after my operation. I had no pain so am hopefull it's ok.. Maybe time to find a new doctor if you are not happy with this one.. I had my boot off Monday and am awaiting a physio appointment... 
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      Trying to get another one, but due to my problems it's hard bc I gave to see a surgeon who us also a podiatrist and also changing Dr's now is almost impossible. Very frustrating! I might be able to see another Dr in the same group, have to call tomorrow and talk to practice manager
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      Hope you manage to get it all sorted soon, must be so frustrating.. I'm concerned at how swollen t he back of my ankle still is, still looks the same as before he operation apart from the bump.. Xx
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