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How long does achillies tendon take to attach after surgery and can it rupture again while healing?

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Dr. Richard Blake
Podiatry 45 years experience
Achilles Tendon Surg: Surgeries to fix the achilles tendon typically bring the ends of the torn tendon together and have some further reinforcement. Then there is a period of immobilization of 4 to 8 weeks. For every day the achilles is immobized, it typically takes that amount of time to regain enough strength to avoid re-rupture. Therefore, 8 weeks immobilized and then 8 weeks to regain strength. Dr rich blake.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Achilles: As stated 1:1 ratio of healing and rehab. Be good during healing and it will pay dividends

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