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How long is it supposed to it take for a ruptured Achilles tendon to heal?

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In brief: Depends

It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery.
Can be up to 6 months.

In brief: Depends

It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery.
Can be up to 6 months.
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 6-10 weeks 1st round

Achilles tendon take about 6 weeks to undergo their initial healing and allow weight bearing to occur whether it is treated with a cast or surgery.
Some surgical techiques allow early weight bearingin a brace but tendon is not healed. The re-rupture rate varies from 5%( with surgery) to 25% ( without surgery). Return to high impact activity (unless you are under contract) is 6-12 months.

In brief: 6-10 weeks 1st round

Achilles tendon take about 6 weeks to undergo their initial healing and allow weight bearing to occur whether it is treated with a cast or surgery.
Some surgical techiques allow early weight bearingin a brace but tendon is not healed. The re-rupture rate varies from 5%( with surgery) to 25% ( without surgery). Return to high impact activity (unless you are under contract) is 6-12 months.
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