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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?

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Dr. Daniel Hatch
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Hatch
Dr. Daniel Hatch
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In brief: Immobilazaiont

The basics is to see how the friend is feeling.
This is the best way of assesing the rate of heeling. Time and not moving the offended tendon are the quickest way of heeling, and also pain is the body's way of telling a person there is a problem. When pain is present rest and elevation with the addition of topical balms or liquids such as zheng gui shui may also help. You will know.

In brief: Immobilazaiont

The basics is to see how the friend is feeling.
This is the best way of assesing the rate of heeling. Time and not moving the offended tendon are the quickest way of heeling, and also pain is the body's way of telling a person there is a problem. When pain is present rest and elevation with the addition of topical balms or liquids such as zheng gui shui may also help. You will know.
Dr. Richard Mallia
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Depends on surgery

You question is very vague.
There are many types of surgery that can be performed on the achilles tendon. Recovery can vary from procedure to procedure. If you can be more specific on the type of surgery he had. Also, this question would best be answered by the surgeon who did the surgery.

In brief: Depends on surgery

You question is very vague.
There are many types of surgery that can be performed on the achilles tendon. Recovery can vary from procedure to procedure. If you can be more specific on the type of surgery he had. Also, this question would best be answered by the surgeon who did the surgery.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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