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I'm going through Achilles debridement and rehab, are there any major do's or don'ts?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes.

You will have to stay off the ankle for 2 weeks after surgery.
If its just a debridement you'll be place in a removable orthosis. If tendon repair is necessary you may placed in a cast. It will be 3 to 4 months of rehab after that. Good luck!

In brief: Yes.

You will have to stay off the ankle for 2 weeks after surgery.
If its just a debridement you'll be place in a removable orthosis. If tendon repair is necessary you may placed in a cast. It will be 3 to 4 months of rehab after that. Good luck!
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Yes

Follow your doctor's instructions.
Impact loading activities are usually to be avoided for a number of weeks. Hopefully you have already evaluated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - if not one in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.

In brief: Yes

Follow your doctor's instructions.
Impact loading activities are usually to be avoided for a number of weeks. Hopefully you have already evaluated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - if not one in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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