ATR Rupture March 2nd: almost 9 weeks
NON-Op….no insurance. if you have insurance GET THE SURGERY!! I NOW have insurance through my work!
timeline: if anyone is interested what I did going the Non-Op route.
Weeks 1&2 in a cast angled down / crutches (NWB)
Weeks 3&4 in a boot 30 degrees down/ crutches (did my own exercises and PWB)
Week 5 in a boot @ 22 degrees down (PWB)
Week 6&7 in a boot @ 15 degrees down (PWB some FWB hobbling around)
Week 8 in a boot @ 7.5 degrees down (PWB / a lot of FWB) on and off crutches
WEEK 9 @ 0= neutral. threw the crutches in closet
Had my doc appt today 2 days shy of ATR. He said it looked good and my range of motion was good and no swelling.
He wants me to stay in the boot walking around for 2 more weeks or more and start weaning off of the boot. that will take me up to week 11. He is NOT a fan of the non-op route but I/we had no choice.
I have been rubbing DMSO on my injury and have been using it since 2003 when playing rugby in Brazil a coach had me try it on my knee. And I swear it is the best stuff!
I also have been standing FWB just watching TV etc for a week or so to get the foot used to weight….I weigh 240#! I have also walked to the bathroom and across the bedroom a few time the past 3 days without the boot in bare feet walking slow. I have not felt any of these foot pains i read about on this blog.
good luck everyone!