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can you walk with a ruptured achilles tendon

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience in Family Medicine
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: There is no cpt code for a ruptured achilles tendon. The icd-9 code is 727.67 (nontraumatic) or 845.90 (traumatic).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
41 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Ruptured Achilles: You need to see an orthopedic specialist right away who will do surgery.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Cast: Or even walking boot with heel lifts in it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
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

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