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How long is the rehabilitation after Achilles tendon repair surgery?

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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: Achilles

Achilles tendon injuries are very devistating injuries.
On average it can up to 6months to rehab an achilles post surgical repair.

In brief: Achilles

Achilles tendon injuries are very devistating injuries.
On average it can up to 6months to rehab an achilles post surgical repair.
Dr. James DeMeo
Dr. James DeMeo
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Typically 4-6 months

Unfortunately the initial treatment to allow the tendon to heal requires immobilization in a cast for about 8 weeks.
After that it will takes several months to gradually regain motion especially the dorsiflexion of the ankle. The strength in the calf muscles must also be gradually built up it will take another month or two to be able to run and jump on the affected area.

In brief: Typically 4-6 months

Unfortunately the initial treatment to allow the tendon to heal requires immobilization in a cast for about 8 weeks.
After that it will takes several months to gradually regain motion especially the dorsiflexion of the ankle. The strength in the calf muscles must also be gradually built up it will take another month or two to be able to run and jump on the affected area.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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