Blood Clot During Achilles Recovery

Hi After over 5 weeks in plaster cast and doing everything I was instructed to do to aid my recovery I suddenly developed a pain in my back when breathing in. I was eventually taken into hospital where a CAT SCAN revealled that I had a rather large blood clot on my Lung and that I had also developed Pnuemonia. I am now on Warfarin for the next 6 months and injection 150mg of Clexine daily. The hospital say that this blood clot has came from my healing Achilles. My concern now is that by thinning my blood with the Warfarin will this hamper the strengthening of my new Achilles.

3 Responses to “Blood Clot During Achilles Recovery”

  1. Charlie sorry to hear about the clot in your lung. In the grand scheme of things, a blood clot in your lung is MUCH more serious than an Achilles rupture! Take your blood thinners and get that thing resolved! Your Achilles will heal with strengthening exercises that you do in PT, so stick with PT as your doctor allows.

  2. Hi Charlie, this is Jay. Sorry to hear of your blood clot. I actually developed DVT in my leg as a result of the trauma experienced by my ATR itself. Immediately they put me on Xarelto and delayed my surgery because of the swelling. As much of a setback it seems on your healing Achilles, please take the blood clot seriously. Avoiding pulmonary embolism is totally more important than strengthening Achilles.

  3. Hello Charlie-
    Sorry about the PE… least you are only taking the warfarin for 6 months which is most likely when you will start feeling like yourself while healing your Achilles. I know it’s not much but hopefully soon it will be done. Best of luck.

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