Acquired Clubfoot in 64 Year Old

Hi! I was born in 1955 with small feet and extremely high arches, especially in my right foot. Fast forward to 2015, when I fell, while sitting on a bike, sideways onto the concrete. I shattered my left hip and received a total hip replacement. After my unremarkable recovery, I began to develop severe right foot pain when walking. A right peroneal tendon repair surgery was done, but my foot continued to worsen. I have worn orthotic, ankle braces and hiking boots for support, but my foot now is a clubfoot. Podiatrists told me that surgery was not an option, but when the pain and difficulty in walking was quickly worsening, my nephew suggested I see an orthopedist. I believe the Lord led me to the right surgeon, and he sounds confident in what needs to be done.

I have surgery scheduled in 3&1/2 weeks. It will be an extensive three hour surgery with transfer of tendons and revision of my heel. I will be using a knee scooter for about three months.

I am apprehensive because the pain and recovery were much harder for my previous foot surgery compared to the THR, which was a piece of cake. However, I am so very thankful that now I should be able to walk in the future instead of being sentenced to a wheelchair for the rest of my life.

Has anyone out there also developed “Acquired Clubfoot” as an adult? Have you had surgery? If so, what was your experience? I have searched for more information, but there is a dearth of anything available to me.

Thanks for listening. God bless all of you courageous people!

1 thought on “Acquired Clubfoot in 64 Year Old”

  1. 74 Year old..

    Parkinson’s has caused clubfoot in both feet. My left
    ends up with bleeding and damaged toes.

    Needless to say I can no longer go for long walks and
    even short walks cause these problems!

    Can special shoes be purchased to protect my toes ?

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