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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Repair Rehabilitation Protocol

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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 exercises can help after I have Achilles tendon repair?

What exercises can help after I have Achilles tendon repair?

Ask your surgeon: Varied rehab protocols, all that may be correct, exist between different surgeons. Generally early on, range of motion through a limited arc and isometric strengthening, followed by gradual progressive conditioning and strengthening and avoidance of forceful training for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

Strength and ROM: Typically after an achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibility. It is an area that must be rehabbed carefuly, as reinjuring the tendon is possible and certainly not ideal. ...Read more

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What could be causes for an Achilles tendon repair operation swelling?

What could be causes for an Achilles tendon repair operation swelling?

Swelliing is normal: Swelling afetr an operation is normal. If you are swelling very badly you should return to your surgeon for evaluation. Elevating the leg and compression wraps are helpful to reduce or manage the swelling. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Yes: Cramps can certainly happen after surgery. If extremely painful the could be a DVT which needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

Progressive: Different surgeons have varying protocols which all may be acceptable. Usually there is some form of immobilization for close to 3 months. By 6 months most patients are able to resume most of there activities but it can easily take a year to be "fully recovered". ...Read more

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How long is the rehabilitation after Achilles tendon repair surgery?

Achilles: Achilles tendon injuries are very devistating injuries. On average it can up to 6months to rehab an achilles post surgical repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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Tendon Repair (Definition)

Tendons are located at the interface between bone and muscle. Tendon repair is performed by either reattaching an avulsed tendon to bone or by reapproximating the two torn edges of a tendon torn within the substance ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more