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Doctor insights on: Topaz Surgery For Achilles Tendon

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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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I have an Achilles tendon ruptute, but will undergo surgery only a week later. What should I do to minimise the consequences/complications (if any)?

I have an Achilles tendon ruptute, but will undergo surgery only a week later. What should I do to minimise the consequences/complications (if any)?

Achilles tendon : Sorry to hear about your achilles tendon tear. Stop smoking if you smoke, don't drink alcohol (it's a toxic), hydrate and use ice around the area because it's probably swollen and bruised. Eat healthy and keep away from spicy foods that may raise your blood pressure. Also, shave the area and use aftershave (alcohol based) to clean afterwards if there are hairs in the back of the leg. ...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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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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