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What is the normal recovery length for a ruptured tendon?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
2 to 3 months: It takes between 2 and 3 months for tendons to heal completely. However it depends which tendon and how severe the rupture. If the tendon is not attached to its attachment site then it will not heal well. If the tendon is re-attached such as after an achilles tendon repair then it is 2 to 3 months. Tendons heal better with some tension and stress on them but not so much as to hinder the healing.

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