A member asked:

Scheduled for percutaneous achilles lengthening. is usual recovery nwb for weeks? after recovery, will leg now be too weak for ever hiking or sports?

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Recovery time: Achilles tendon lengthening requires non-weightbearing for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time, your tendon is trying to heal/repair the gaps made during the surgery. If you bear weight too early, you risk tearing the tendon or rupturing it completely. As a result of the surgery, your Achilles tendon will be weaker (4/5 strength instead of 5/5), but you should be able to hike etc.

Answered 1/19/2015



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