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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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How can you lay comfortably after Achilles tendon surgery?

Talk to your doctor: This should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which type of shoes can I wear after Achilles tendon surgery?

Which type of shoes can I wear after Achilles tendon surgery?

Regular shoes : After you fully recover from surgery, shoe gear modification is not really necessary. If there is not scarring on the back of the heel, then any shoe would be fine. However, you will need time to fully recover. Remember elite athletes who suffer from this injury often need a long time to recover. Please be patient and take care of yourself and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more

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A friend is taking a road trip 6 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery. What problems could he have? What preventative measures should be taken?

Prevention: The first thing that comes to mind is to safeguard against developing a dvt( deep vein thrombus, blood clot). Wearing compression stockings and moving your legs ( flex at hip and knee) at least every 30 minutes are good measures to take. ...Read more

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Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Yes you could: But I do not advice it, because the amount of the swelling you have, also sitting in the plain going to cause more swelling. If it is urgent for you to go ask for exit seat to keep leg elevated and ask doctor to give a shot of Heparin to use so you will developed blood clots. ...Read more

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Why does my foot still hurt after my Achilles tendon surgery? The surgery was in may 2011

Achilles tendon pain: The achilles tendon is a very slow healing wound due to its poor vascularity. Furthermore the dependency of the leg itself may prolong wound healing due to edema. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of your surgeon and therapist and wear proper compression garments. Pain is not unusual for up to 2 years before becoming stable. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Tendon Surgery (Definition)

Tendons attach muscles to bone. So, depends if partial tear or calcification or tendinosis( previous tendinitis that has healed in irregular pattern with continued pain past point healing) really question for surgeon to explain what ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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