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

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Dr. Steven Sheskier answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

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.

Answered Dec 10, 2013

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery. Can be up to 6 months.

Answered Nov 13, 2016

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