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Doctor insights on: Severed Achilles Tendon

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How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

Rehab: Rehabilitation for a surgically treated achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an achilles tear. ...Read more

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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 takes longer a severed Achilles tendon or a ruptured one? My son was in an accident where a knife fell and sliced his Achilles tendon through

Severed: A rupture of the achilles tendon causes a mess in the area. It's like looking at spaghetti packed in grape jelly. It really should be repaired as opposed to casted. There are many techniques used to make sure it heals strong again. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sever pain due to my left (leg)achilles tendon. Doctor suggested to go for operation (shaving off the bludg) please reply.

I am suffering from sever pain due to my left (leg)achilles tendon. Doctor suggested to go for operation (shaving off the bludg) please reply.

Abnormal "bump": A haglunds deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel which may lead to a painful bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and bone). The soft tissue near the achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against the back of the shoes. Have it evaluated as there are conservative and surgical options. ...Read more

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I am partially paralyzed due to a stroke and my doctor wants to cut my Achilles tendon to free my foot up. Is this the only way?

I am partially paralyzed due to a stroke and my doctor wants to cut my Achilles tendon to free my foot up. Is this the only way?

You're so young: Hi! at 37 years old, i would seriously hesitate to have my achilles tendon cut. Please get a 2nd or 3rd opinion before doing something permanent. Not saying it's wrong - it's just i would explore all other options first. Acupuncture may be effective here. At least worth a try before surgery! ...Read more

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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

First: Give it time to heal. Then discuss specific exercise to strengthen that particular injury and he/she may send you for physical therapy. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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