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A 57-year-old female asked:

What takes longer a severed achilles tendon or a ruptured one? my son was in an accident where a knife fell and sliced his achilles tendon through

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Severed: A rupture of the achilles tendon causes a mess in the area. It's like looking at spaghetti packed in grape jelly. It really should be repaired as opposed to casted. There are many techniques used to make sure it heals strong again.
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