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Repair Of Achilles Tendon
How does a surgeon make an incision to repair the Achilles tendon if a distended superficial vein extends over the center of the tendon?
Ligate the vein: A superficial vein can easily either be avoided of ligated (tied off). ...Read more
I had surgery to repair an Achilles tendon rupture 4 wks 3 days ago. Moonboot being worn. Red sores appear on scar 3 days ago. Should I be concened?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 months: Approx 6 months depending on the technique. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, i wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had Achilles' tendon repaired for the second time. I came home with no boot or cast is unusual ? It as for a partial tear.
Quite: after an Achilles repair should be necessary to protect the surgical repair ...Read more
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