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I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

See your surgeon: Achilles' tendon repair incisions can be 'tricky' as the tendon is nearly subcutaneous. Any non- healing wounds here or incisional 'rashes' should be seen by your surgeon promptly to avoid skin/ wound breakdown.In my experience the reaction to the steri-strips is usually a reaction to the benzoin used to keep the strips' sticky'and not the strips themselves. See your surgeon! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can i fly 3 weeks after Achilles tendon rupture surgery?

Can i fly 3 weeks after Achilles tendon rupture surgery?

Yes: Get approval from your doctor.. Biggest problem with being seated for a prolonged period of time, it can cause undo swelling so you need to keep it elevated as much as possible (first class seat) . There is also the increased possibility of getting a blood clot (DVT) of the leg. Some rec: wiggly your toes as much as possible to keep blood moving and take baby aspirin. Possibly need Lovenox (enoxaparin) shot. ...Read more

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I'm just after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. What should I do/not do to speed up the healing process? Any medicals/food complements? Thank you ;)

I'm just after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. What should I do/not do to speed up the healing process? Any medicals/food complements? Thank you ;)

A rough injury: Any orthopedic, podiatrist, or pmr specialist feel free to add detail: my pcp advice is simply rest, ice, oral and/or topical anti-inflammatories, and gentle, progressive foot stretching exercises. Follow your surgeon's plan. In addition to pt, eating a high protein diet and adding multivitamins to provide the nutrients needed to speed healing may help time is what it truly takes! take care. ...Read more

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After rupture Achilles tendon surgery my fourth toe is black and blue, is that normal?

After rupture Achilles tendon surgery my fourth toe is black and blue, is that normal?

Can happen: Blood once it is out of a blood vessel just goes to the lowest point. (you pour water into an upright glass it goes to the bottom). A rupture of the achilles tendon as well as the attendant surgery can causing bleeding. If you do not keep the foot higher than your heart or dangle it too much it follows the path of least resistance and can end up in your toe(s). ...Read more

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How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?

Depends: If you are in a cast and the ankle immobilized, flying carries a higher risk of developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in the leg). If you are walking around than it should be fine. But ideally you should wait until your ankle is not immobilzed. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a ruptured Achilles tendon surgery if not on meds?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a ruptured Achilles tendon surgery if not on meds?

A very long time.: We know that alcohol has negative effects on your cerebellum which is related to balance and coordination. And we also know that people who drink suffer falls. It would be a rare day that i would take a chance like that after needing surgery for a ruptured achilles tendon! ...Read more

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Can an Achilles tendon rupture be healed without surgery ?

Can an Achilles tendon rupture be healed without surgery ?

Yes : Partial tears can heel without surgery. I suggest you discuss treatment options with your dr. ...Read more

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How long for ruptured Achilles to heal without surgery with cast?

How long for ruptured Achilles to heal without surgery with cast?

Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendon ruptures treated conservatively by casting without surgery can take 1-2 months to heal depending on severity. In bad cases these injuries usually require surgery. Your orthopedic specialist can inform you specifically to your case. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more