Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Surgery
Surgery becomes a treatment option if nonsurgical treatments don’t help. The actual surgical treatment depends on the stage of the condition. In early cases, PTT reconstruction is possible by removing the diseased tendon an replacing it with a nearby tendon known as the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) that helps to flex the little toes. This procedure usually accompanies a bony reconstruction of the arch. In more advanced cases when arthritis of the hindfoot has developed, a hindfoot fusion is the recommended treatment. Each individual case is different and the correct surgical procedure must be tailored for each patient.