Has anyone had heal cord lengthening surgery and if so, how long did it take for you (your child) to walk without pain or assistance of any kind. My 14 year old granddaughter had this surgery last summer (June 08). She had walked on tiptoes all her life. She was in casts for 6 weeks and then walked with the help of a walker and crutches. She is no longer using either and she can now walk flat footed (with shoes) however, she walks very slowly and deliberately and cannot walk very well for any length of time. She is very slow going up and down steps. She needs a little help or has to hold onto a hand rail to go and and down steps. If we were to go shopping or to a theme park, etc., she would need her wheelchair. She has physical therapy three times a week. Is it normal for it to take t his long to heal? Will she ever walk better? I'm not asking for perfect, but will she eventually get better. Should the healing take this long? Thank you.
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