On August 16, 2012, after more than 4 months of fighting with IT band syndrome, I had surgery to remove the bursa below my IT band, lengthen the IT band, and get rid of any scar tissue that may have also been causing pain.
During surgery, my surgeon found that I also have a larger than normal meniscus (note that this was NOT evident on an MRI) that became frayed, thus causing me even more pain.
Since there is very little information out there about this rare surgery, I’ve decided to use this page as a quick reference for anyone looking for more information on the surgery and the recovery period following the operation. Below is a recovery calendar as well as all posts related to my recovery.
*Recovery Update: Less than 14 months after surgery, I ran the Chicago Marathon 17 minutes faster than my previous PR before the surgery. I experienced no IT band pain throughout my training and absolutely zero IT band pain during/after the marathon.
RECOVERY CALENDAR (click to enlarge):