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how long does it take to rehab a severed achilles tendon?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
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
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Dr. Selene Parekh
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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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6 weeks usually: I usually start formal therapy at 6 weeks post operatively.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
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Physical therapy: Unfortunately(or fortunately depending on your point of view) most of the treatments for Achilles tendon injuries revolve around a good physical thera ... Read More
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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
41 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion.
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Strength and ROM: Typically after an Achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibili ... Read More

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