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Completely torn ankle superior extensor retinaculum - read case where fascia lata used to replace. What else can be used - auto, allo or synthetic?

Completely torn ankle superior extensor retinaculum - read case where fascia lata used to replace. What else can be used - auto, allo or synthetic?

Many options: The orthopedic surgeons has many option now to repair a tendon or a muscle from taking tissue from the patient to a graft from a cadaver they wi choose what ever the best for the patient thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read more

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I feel a horizontal throb in the area of my inferior extensor retinaculum of the foot. What may be causing this? There was no injury to the site.

I feel a horizontal throb in the area of my inferior extensor retinaculum of the foot. What may be causing this? There was no injury to the site.

LigamentsDon't Throb: Inferior extensor retinaculum is an anatomic label for ligaments, clear in anatomic illustrations, not so much in reality. By definition ligaments attach bones to bones. Throbbing would likely be associated with either pulse (esp. if in sync.) or muscle contractions. All muscle (& associated tendon) movements are controlled by brain, via spinal cord motor neurons. Use this info to sort out clues. ...Read more

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Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Yes: the cavus is the bone position typically as in your condition at the heel. A bone cut can be made to align the heel. The retinacular repair can be done at the same time. ...Read more

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Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read more

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