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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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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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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 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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If a soleus or Achilles rupture heals incorrectly due to never seeing a doctor, would it require surgery to correct the issue?

If a soleus or Achilles rupture heals incorrectly due to never seeing a doctor, would it require surgery to correct the issue?

Depending on time: Depending on the severity of the tear and how long you went without medical treatment. If it is truly ruptured u will need surgery to repair. The Achilles tendon is a very strong tendon. If not repaired properly you may have problems for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon rupture seven months ago i had surgery to repair a complete rupture of my Achilles tendon. I'm still having pain and soreness. Is that normal? Will it ever go away?

Achilles tendon rupture seven months ago i had surgery to repair a complete rupture of my Achilles tendon. I'm still having pain and soreness. Is that normal? Will it ever go away?

Up to a year: Achilles tendon ruptures can take up to a year to recover. Physical therapy can help with the pain and muscle weakness. Persistant pain and disability after a year is cause for concern and reevaluation by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had two foot reconstructions. The last surgery i had a z cut done on my achilles' I am suffering from tendonitus can my tendon rupture easier?

I have had two foot reconstructions. The last surgery i had a z cut done on my achilles' I am suffering from tendonitus can my tendon rupture easier?

Achilles....: This is certainly possibly in the short term, but depending on how the surgery was performed, the long term results can show the tendon to be just about as strong as it ever was. ...Read more

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How long does achillies tendon take to attach after surgery and can it rupture again while healing?

How long does achillies tendon take to attach after surgery and can it rupture again while healing?

Achilles Tendon Surg: Surgeries to fix the achilles tendon typically bring the ends of the torn tendon together and have some further reinforcement. Then there is a period of immobilization of 4 to 8 weeks. For every day the achilles is immobized, it typically takes that amount of time to regain enough strength to avoid re-rupture. Therefore, 8 weeks immobilized and then 8 weeks to regain strength. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What to do about calcium on my Achilles do I do surgery?

What to do about calcium on my Achilles do I do surgery?

Achilles Tendon: There are a lot of options prior to surgery for achilles tendon calcification pathology. Physical therapy, wearing supportive open backed shoes, antiinflammatory medications, rest. Although you may be at risk for heel cord rupture, it's not definitive. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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