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Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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The Achilles Tendon:

The achilles is the largest tendon in your body and is responsible for converting the energy from your cal muscles to aid walking and propulsion during walking. It is mainly made out of collagen with elastic properties that cam be lost during injury and overuse.

Achilles Tendon Rupture:

Patients often complain of sudden pop at the back of their legs and a feeling of being kicked. There is sudden lost o power and difficulty in walking.

Achilles Tendon Repair Operation:

Surgery helps to restore normal anatomy and function of the achilles by attaching the two torn ends together with strong suture. There is debate as to whether conservative treatment is better than surgery. In our opinion if you are active, young and healthy then repair is inevitably a better option to restore strength with predictable healing.

Those who have jobs that do not require significant physical activity can continue working after 1-2 days while those who need to stand on their feet may have to wait for 6-8 weeks.

The total recovery time may take 6 months.

Surgical Risks:

  • Skin infection at the site of incisions
  • Nerve damage
  • Nerve pain

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