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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long after achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether or not you can take alcohol or not. If you are still on pain meds, muscle relaxants, etc. Then it's not advisable to do so. Check with your surgeon for the best answer, so they can document your request in your chart. We can't advise or treat, but your doctor can. This would be best!
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Dr. James Goodyear
- Select Specialities - 47 years experience
Alcohol: Immediately after surgery or while taking postoperative medication such as antibiotics or prescription pain medication should be avoided; the combination of alcohol and prescription drugs can cause severe and adverse reactions. Also the injudicious use of alcohol increases risk of reinjuring the operative tendon area, or causing other injuries. You should discuss this with orthopedic surgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

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Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for an achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
That would depend: How bad the rupture was, and what treatment is being done.....
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