A 23-year-old member asked:
how long does it take to rehab a severed achilles tendon?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Mihalich answered
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
3 to 6 months: Achilles tendons take about 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab. Return to competitive sports is usually six months minimum.
Answered on Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Selene Parekh answered
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rehab: Rehabilitation for a surgically treated Achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an Achilles tear.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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