A 56-year-old female asked:
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orthopedic surgeons say surgery and surgery/conservative for my achilles rupture, but no script for pt has been given to me. do i need a script?

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Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Achilles: If your surgeon recommended PT, then they should follow up that recommendation with a scrip for PT. Call their office and tell their nurse you need the scrip. If your visit notes say "PT" then they should have no problem getting you the scrip without another visit.
Answered on Sep 25, 2017
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not initially: The initial, nonoperative treatment for an Achilles' tendon rupture is usually some form of immobilization such as a cast or boot. During this tile of immobilization, the goal is rest and hopefully healing. Therapy does not really have a lot of benefit during this time. After healing occurs, therapy can be an alternative to work on strength and motion. Discuss with your doctor.
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

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