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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Lengthening Surgery Recovery

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What can be done after an unsuccessful Achilles tendon lengthening?

Why was it: Unsuccessful? Did it rupture? Did the original problem not go away? ...Read more

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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...Read more

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Had peroneal tendon and Achilles lengthening surgery on right foot and ankle 9 weeks ago and Achilles is still sore. When can I start driving again ?

Had peroneal tendon and Achilles lengthening surgery on right foot and ankle 9 weeks ago and Achilles is still sore. When can I start driving again ?

Backseat Driver: Those tendons are thick and don't have much blood supply so they take a long time to heal.Like with most surgery,rehab is the key to recovery. Are you seeing a physical therapist who can help you progressively improve your strength,flexibility and stamina?If not,get on the Google Highway and virtually drive around for the facts. But, really,you need some personalized attention with this. Patience! ...Read more

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Had Achilles lengthening surgery 6 months ago but still have significant pain. How can I get some relief from the soreness ?

Had Achilles lengthening surgery 6 months ago but still have significant pain. How can I get some relief from the soreness ?

Therapy for Achilles: Achilles tendon lengthening procedures are very helpful for equinus deformities. Depending on the type of procedure performed the normal healing process post op can develop scar tissue and adhesions which can be painful and create soreness. The best option for this is aggressive physical therapy to assist in increase range of motion, decrease pain and reduction of scar tissue. ...Read more

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What should I expect during my peroneal and Achilles lengthening surgery? I'm having my right ankle fixed, and increasing mobility of foot.

What should I expect during my peroneal and Achilles lengthening surgery? I'm having my right ankle fixed, and increasing mobility of foot.

Casting then rehab: You will likely be immobilized for weeks. Once the surgery site is healed aggressive physical therapy and rehabilitation will begin. True functional gains could occur around 6 weeks of rehab ...Read more

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I stand on my feet all day at work. I have Had Achilles lengthening surgery in june but still having pain and tenderness, how long will it last?

I stand on my feet all day at work. I have Had Achilles lengthening surgery in june but still having pain and tenderness, how long will it last?

Achilles surgery: People who have not had surgery often experience pain and tenderness after being on their feet all day. Be sure you are wearing the most comfortable shoes possible with arch support. Low heels but not flats. Preferrably new training shoes with thick cushioning. Might need to return to your surgeon for more information, but healing can continue to at least a year or more for full strengthening. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need Achilles lengthening surgery? Have walked on my toes since age 1, capsulitis both feet, stretching boot not working. 47 female

How do I know if i need Achilles lengthening surgery? Have walked on my toes since age 1, capsulitis both feet, stretching boot not working. 47 female

The calf muscles: Are a complex of several muscles, but the 2 main muscles that become the achilles tendon start above and below the knee. Your ability to bring your foot up depending on whether your knee is straight or flexed will determine which muscle is "tight." it's usually better to lengthen the muscle itself than to lengthen the achilles tendon itself. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Scheduled for percutaneous Achilles lengthening. Is usual recovery NWB for weeks? After recovery, will leg now be too weak for ever hiking or sports?

Recovery time: Achilles tendon lengthening requires non-weightbearing for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time, your tendon is trying to heal/repair the gaps made during the surgery. If you bear weight too early, you risk tearing the tendon or rupturing it completely. As a result of the surgery, your Achilles tendon will be weaker (4/5 strength instead of 5/5), but you should be able to hike etc. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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