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How big of a cast for Achilles tendon torn?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Short leg cast
Casting for a torn achilles, if indicated, is a short leg (below knee) cast.
This is initially in a gravity equinus (toes downward) position and the angle is gradually increased until the foot is at 90 degrees to the leg.

In brief: Short leg cast
Casting for a torn achilles, if indicated, is a short leg (below knee) cast.
This is initially in a gravity equinus (toes downward) position and the angle is gradually increased until the foot is at 90 degrees to the leg.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Above or bellow
Some may use an above the knee cast and some may use a bellow the knee cast depending on various different factors.
Have it evaluated and see what the doctor recommends for you.

In brief: Above or bellow
Some may use an above the knee cast and some may use a bellow the knee cast depending on various different factors.
Have it evaluated and see what the doctor recommends for you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Long leg cast
Usually the initial cast is a long leg(above knee) cast which sometimes i will cut down to below the knee after about four weeks to avoid further knee stiffness.

In brief: Long leg cast
Usually the initial cast is a long leg(above knee) cast which sometimes i will cut down to below the knee after about four weeks to avoid further knee stiffness.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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