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June 28, 2011

His feet are still going strong!

Long time followers of my site may remember how Superstar, my son, had to have surgery November 2009 for ITW. He had cast on his feet till about New Years 2010. From New Years 2010 to about October 2010 he had to wear AFO on both of his feet.

I'm sharing that bit of background because we again today had to see the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon for another follow up. It has been about 6 months since our last follow up. At today's follow-up we were told to keep things that status quo and see you again in December.

Keeping things status quo means no braces (AFO) for at least the next 6 months!  By the time this December rolls around it would have been 25 months post surgery and 14 months of no AFO.  Superstar STILL toe-walks, but it's only about 10-15% the time unlike pre-surgery when it was 100% of the time. It's for this reason we have to continue to see the surgeon to monitor his range of motion etc. If Superstar start to loose his range of motion or if he starts to toe-walk majority of the time then he will have to be put back into AFOs.

Edit: I originally said 48 months post surgery... where was my brain? It should have read 25 months. I fixed it!


  1. This is great news! Your readers are all glad that he's going strong. Hang in there :)

  2. Great, How are they today?

  3. Still doing well. He does walk on on his toes at time and more so then back in June, but it's nothing like it was prior surgery. He see the surgeon at the end of Dec. 2011.


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