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Son is about to have tendon lengthening surgery - anyone have experience to share?
My son is 9 years old. He has mild spastic diplegia affecting mainly his right ankle. We are just about to have tendon lengthening surgery and Botox injections after a lot of years of physical therapy and numerous discussions with doctors. Splints in shoes, supportive boots, inserts in shoes, gait analysis,etc. We originally started in UK, now we live in Portugal as my partner is from here so our son is bilingual. Lucas is a very clever boy, excels in school, but the physical side of him has always been a problem. He has been walking on tip toes for a few years on his right foot, which has made the left side take all the weight and has a slight difference in leg length now by a few millimetres. We have not come to the decision to go ahead with the surgery very easily. It would be good to hear if anyone else has been through the same or similar as us and their outcome. Thanks for listening Catherine - Lucas' mum!