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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take an achilles' tendon tear to heel after surgery to fix it has been done?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
This would : Be variable as different patients present with different extents of the injury. Some tendons can be shredded or retracted and they will heal at a different rate then say a clean laceration. Some tears are partial, some complete so all these factors come into play.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Tendon healing: Recovery takes a while (3-4 months), but tendon healing takes roughly 3-4 weeks. Functional rehab (aggressive rom exercises non weight bearing) during the first 2-4 weeks after surgery has shown to improve recovery times for athletes with assisted WB after 4-6 weeks. Hope this helps.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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