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  1. #401
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    Hi All
    David - As far as getting around quicker and easier get a deck chair on wheels that way u can carry what you need back and forth.

    your welcome augustine.....enjoy physio that is when life really feels like it is starting again.

    Jevdet REXHEPI everything you asked about is normal swelling should last till about the 3 months mark post op. thicker around normal takes time with massage to get back to normal. I was LWB at 6weeks. 8 weeks now walking around without crutches at home and of course limp not a lot of flexion yet. Achilles not fully healed till 3months. Earliest physio told me fully recovered he has had was professional athlete 9months
    Most right off a year.
    Chris

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    Having cast on tomorrow:

    My conultant has put on the slip to the plasterer

    BK Equinne LW cast

    Any idea what that means?

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    Hi David G It means cast with the foot pointing downwards.

    I was speaking to a lady yesterday who had a full rupture 40 yrs. ago,playing badminton. She has a very thick rough knobbly scar up the back of her ankle, she went to a rehab. centre where she stayed for a few weeks, she made 100's of wooden bowls as she had to use a treddle most of the time.

    How times have changed, she said the rehab. centre does not exist now.

    They also told her that her tendon will not re-rupture as it will be stronger than her other one.

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    Augustine
    I would not trust the word of a GP I'm afraid. If your GP has dealt with lots of these cases then fine. But they deal with such a wide range of health issues, I would trust the consultant over his/her word any day. My own experience perhaps colours this opinion(see seperate thread).

    Having said all that, nine weeks post surgery does seem like a long time to begin physio. I started last week six weeks post op and my case wasn't the most straight forward. Is there a clinical reason to delay things? There could be a good reason. Maybe you could call the consultant to ask but I wouldn't tell him/her what your GP advised you (he/she won't like it)!!

    Ami

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    7 weeks post-op tomorrow. Physio starting next week, I'll report back on any interesting French angles. Ho hum. Meanwhile, two mysteries - anyone?

    1. I have an "S" shaped scar where the operation on my AT was done. The specialist who changed the plaster had never seen one like it either. I wonder if it has anything to do with the way the operation was done? Further observation: now the plaster is out of the way I can run my fingers along the repaired tendon and there is a notable dip in the middle, or perhaps the adjacent parts are swollen, compared to the other leg it could be either.

    2. Sometimes its hard to tell if we're all talking about the same injury. Granted I had a complete rupture but the tests and things were a bit of a formality. I have never had an AT problem and even I could tell immediately that the thing had gone. As soon as it went, I was helpless. There was no way I could have walked or even stood up - I have no idea how anyone manages to walk around, drive etc for weeks before an operation or even before being diagnosed, yet there are many such stories on these pages. DavidG, is your AT partial or what - or are you just a triple hard case?

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    Pete
    I don't know about the shape of your scar, but in respect of the tear, I managed to hobble/limp for 6 weeks with a complete tear. See my post number 371 earlier as to why. Basically the rest of the foot/leg compensates for the tendon.

    I don't know why some people can walk and some can't walk. I wish I had been unable to walk really post the tear - I would have had my op 6 weeks earlier!

    I'm sure any french angles will be interesting - on the treatment of course....

    Ami

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    Anje
    Did the lady you met have surgery or conservative treatment all that time ago, as a matter of interest?

    Ami

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    Ami, it was surgery, hence the awful knobbly scar about 8' long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G
    Having cast on tomorrow:

    My conultant has put on the slip to the plasterer

    BK Equinne LW cast

    Any idea what that means?
    BK = Below Knee
    LW = Light Weight
    Equinne = toes point down

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    Nice to meet you I live in the US and the achilles is pressed into action very quickly. I had a complete tear. 4 days after I had surgery. 2 weeks after that I got my cast off and was placed in a removable walking boot. I started got to physical therapy that day. I am 6 weeks post op. I am now walking in regular sneakers with nothing on. Still weak but I am working it very hard. My surgeon told me 12 weeks and I will be 100%, not sure if I believed him a few weeks ago, but my improvement has been dramatic. I plan to golf in 4 weeks!

 

 

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