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Can you walk with a ruptured achilles tendon

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: However a partial future should be rested with an immobilizer boot to limit plantar flexion (pushing down with foot) as this action puts added stress ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: There is no cpt code for a ruptured achilles tendon. The icd-9 code is 727.67 (nontraumatic) or 845.90 (traumatic).
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
ICD-9 code 727.67: Cpt codes are used for achilles tendon treatment ; cpt: 27650 ( primary repair), 27652 (primary repair with graft); icd codes are used to code th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 42 years experience
Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
Partial or total : If you have total rupture of achilles tendon, and have not had surgery, this will not really heal. The tendon needs to be reattached either with ancho... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
6-10 weeks 1st round: Achilles tendon take about 6 weeks to undergo their initial healing and allow weight bearing to occur whether it is treated with a cast or surgery. So... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Cast: Or even walking boot with heel lifts in it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Is no best: Often times cast are applied to immobilize the foot and ankle. But a high level (below the knee) cam walker could be used with no weight bearing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Best?: In my opinion if an achilles is ruptured you need a posterior splint until edema is down, then placed in a cast assuming your are asking about a post-... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Any injury is : Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea?

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