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Regarding an accident after flat foot reconstruction surgery

I had flat foot reconstruction in April 2012. This involved a medial calcaneal displacement osteotomy, lateral column lengthening (Evan's procedure), debridement of the posterior tibial tendon (left intact) and a transfer of the FDL tendon to a hole in the navicular bone (the FDL was sutured to itself through the hole and sutured to the posterior tibial muscle.
For the first two weeks I was in a splint (the bottom of the foot was heavily wrapped with a hard plaster splint which went all the way up to below the knee.
On the 12th day of recovery,  I unfortunately stepped straight down on the center of the foot with maybe 75% to 100% of my weight. My question is whether this probably caused the sutures in the FDL tendon to rip apart and pull out of the hole in the navicular bone. I was just wondering what you thought in regards to the likelihood of my having ripped these sutures out and lost the transferred tendon.
Thank you for your assistance.
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

Injury on day 12 is a possibility; but since the foot was in a cast the injury could be minimized but not ruled out altogether. You may consider an evaluation by your treating orthopedician to check if everything is in place and for appropriate management, if required.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Thank you Doctor,
I just saw my doctor and she reassured me that it was highly unlikely that I damaged my new tendon because I was in a protective splint that was made to prevent such damage. I'm still nervous about it but feel better now after both of your input.
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