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How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 8-10 weeks

Usually a complete tear will require about 8 weeks to heal after it is repaired surgically after that it may take another 4-6 months of rehabilitation to regain motion, strength and gradually return to running and sporting activities.

In brief: 8-10 weeks

Usually a complete tear will require about 8 weeks to heal after it is repaired surgically after that it may take another 4-6 months of rehabilitation to regain motion, strength and gradually return to running and sporting activities.
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