Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus - OATs Post Op
Hi! I am a 38yr old female 4 months post-op of my 2nd OATs procedure (6 in total over the last 10 years with previous 2 ATFL surgeries, muscle correction with tendon repair and arthroscopic cartilage repair), and this time pain and coinciding mobility issues are increasing. Chronic pain 12+ years.
-No official PT was advised as my ligaments and tendons tear very easily but daily ROM exercises are being done at home.
-Last X-ray results at 3 months post-op FINDINGS: Medial plate and screw fixation of prior medial malleolar osteotomy
is without evidence of hardware complication. There are ongoing signs of
healing at the surgical line. Alignment is normal. There is however a
subchondral cyst formation of both the talar dome and tibial plafond Mild
degenerative changes of the posterior talocalcaneal joint, similar to prior.
Mild soft tissue swelling about the ankle.
-Surgeon prescribed Gabapentin to see if that would assist with pain no changes yet. A second surgical opinion told me I will never walk properly again and out of all the things he has dealt this is the one condition he would never want.
Looking for opinions or references; I have never met anyone else with an OCD/multiple OATs. Will try almost anything/go anywhere for pain resolution that will let me run around with my kids.