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      Tua Tagovailoa underwent a "tight-rope procedure" on Sunday morning to address what's been diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban. In a release sent by the program. Saban has ruled Tagovailoa out for next Saturday's game against Arkansas, but a "speedy recovery" is expected by the Crimson Tide.

     CFFA performs this procedure on high ankle sprains and we think he will be out for much longer than 1 week. The reason they performed the procedure so fast is because he is an athlete needing to get back on the field ASAP. For other patients we usually wait 4 to 6 months and try conservative nonsurgical treatment before undergoing surgery.

 

Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD. 

Image result for packers head coachNFL Network's Mike Silver reported that Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles' tendon while playing a game of Knockout on a Lambeau basketball court on Wednesday night.

LaFleur will undergo surgery Sunday and will coach the rest of OTAs and mandatory minicamp in June (11-13) from a cart, Silver added.

Not all torn Achilles tendon require surgery but apparently the type of the Achilles tendon tear that he suffered will require surgical intervention. There are two most common techniques to repair the Achilles tendon and if the tear is not severe then minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair surgery is a great option. When the gap between the ends is excessive, sometimes open repair with grafting is necessary

We do all types of surgical repairs as well as non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon tears and tendinitis.

The average return to normal activity is at least 6 months. 

First 4 weeks after the surgery is stricked immobilization with complete nonweightbearing. 

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD

Image result for ryan zimmermanThe Nationals have placed Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day DL with a plantar fasciitis injury. Zimmerman suffered the injury making a leaping catch on Tuesday against the Rockies. He took a day of Wednesday and played on it Friday and Saturday. He then received an MRI on Sunday because the pain started bothering him. Manager Dave Martinez said they are going to get him treatment and keep him off it for 10 days. 

Even though I’m not a treating physician for him, I would speculate that since he’s taking 10 days off, it’s probably either Tenex or Tenjet procedure he is having. The recuperation is about 10 days for either procedure.

They both provide the following:

  • Quick pain relief
  • Rapid return to normal activities
  • Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
  • No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
  • 20-minute, noninvasive procedure (not open surgery)
  • Coverage by most insurances

Learn more about Tenex

 

     At Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC we commonly see partial and complete Achilles tendon tears. Obviously, in situations with complete Achilles tendon tears in professional athletes, surgical intervention is necessary as soon as possible. Surgeons utilize different techniques and graphs to repair and reinforce the tendon during open surgery. Percutaneous Achilles repair surgery is becoming more popular as well.

Even though I am not a treating physician for Brandon Brooks, my opinion is he probably underwent surgery within the first 48 hours of his rupture. He will be required to be non-weightbearing for four weeks after the surgery and extensive physical therapy. Most likely he will walk with a limp for at least six months and it will take him nine months to a year to recover from this injury. There is always a question about complete hundred percent recovery as muscle weakness is common

We hope for his healthy return back next year.

Regenerative medicine is widely available for professional athletes but also to patients of CFFA and most likely will be utilized in the recovery process to facilitate the healing and shorten the duration of rehabilitation.

At Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC we use regenerative medicine daily to promote healing and shorten postoperative recuperation time. Call us today at 863-220-7286 to learn more about any of our procedures.

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD
Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC

It appears that Tony injured his anterior talofibular ligament when he twisted his ankle. Hopefully x-rays were obtained to be sure he does not have a fibula fracture just a type of an ankle fracture. MRI is the most accurate diagnostic tool for this type of injury.

Since he says in his post he’s feeling optimistic I’m guessing that it’s either a grade 1 or 2 ankle sprain which usually is uncomfortable but does not prevent golfers from competing.

It is treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation and usually does not have a new long-term repercussion.

Looking at the video it looks like it’s not the first time he had this ankle injury if it took him no time but to pop it back in place , that probably demonstrates that it’s more of a chronic lateral ankle instability which is basically injury to the anterior talofibular ligament over and over again. Basically, ligaments become so lax that it’s much easier to dislocate the ankle. Ankle stabilization surgery is the only way to permanently fix the problem..... and guess what? We do it at CFFA!!!!

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD