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What type of cast do you get after achilles tendon surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Long leg cast : Usually the initial cast is a long leg(above knee) cast which sometimes i will cut down to below the knee after about four weeks to avoid further knee stiffness.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Varies: A posterior leg splint may be used, or a full cast up to the knee, or a cam walking boot.

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I've been on cast for 6 weeks after my achilles' tendon surgery. What's next?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Physical therapy: Is commonly employed to help transition you to normal activities. Talk to your surgeon if he/she is going to prescribe that, or have you do exercises on your own at home.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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