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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a ruptured achilles tendon to heal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
6-10 weeks 1st round: Achilles tendon take about 6 weeks to undergo their initial healing and allow weight bearing to occur whether it is treated with a cast or surgery. Some surgical techiques allow early weight bearingin a brace but tendon is not healed. The re-rupture rate varies from 5%( with surgery) to 25% ( without surgery). Return to high impact activity (unless you are under contract) is 6-12 months.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Depends: It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery. Can be up to 6 months.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

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Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
6-8 weeks: If the tendon is repaired surgically, it can take 6-8 weeks for the tendon the heal. However, recovery takes 4-6 months.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know how long a ruptured Achilles tendon will take to heal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
DM Care, Wound Care, Surgeries 20 years experience
Partial or total : If you have total rupture of achilles tendon, and have not had surgery, this will not really heal. The tendon needs to be reattached either with anchor or permanent sutures. If you have had surgery, then 12 weeks to be able to return back to daily activities. To get back to full exercise or sports, you will need a lot of rehab and longer time to heal (6 months).
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