Here are the photos I promised. My surgeon does a new technique (not the Achillon technique some have described). Its a traditional repair but he uses a transverse cut vs longitudinal cut.

Here is the 2 week mark (pic above):
Here is my 16 week photo. Very hard to see the surgical scar at this point!

16 weeks now….looking good

So I am now 16 weeks and 1 day s/p. I saw my surgeon this morning and everything seems to be going well. He has cleared me for all activity except for plyometrics, jumping, and jogging. I am very excited to get back into my gym and start some cardio training. I have not gained [...]

Strength frustrations

Hey everyone:
Just a quick update. I am now 14 weeks s/p ATR and walking much better. I still get a limp and some pain/swelling towards the end of the day but my family, friends, and patients all comment on how my gait has improved. Swelling is not as severe as before but I still have [...]

12 weeks

Hard to believe I am now at the 3 month mark. I am scheduled to see my surgeon tomorrow morning. Therapy is going well and I have regained almost 100% of my ankle motion. Only still feel some tugging at the incision site with stretching.
My intrinsic mm strength is much better but my calf still [...]

First Day with 2 Shoes

First day at work with wearing two shoes vs the boot. Definitely a tight fit as I still have some swelling in the ankle. Feels good though to be at work without one pant leg up. I am getting pretty sore and I need to focus to have a more proper gait pattern.
Also started PT [...]

8 weeks and 1 day

Just got back from my surgeon’s office and I am doing great and ahead of schedule. I started in the boot with no lifts yesterday and honestly feel no difference at all. Swelling still mild to moderate and also still getting some peroneal nerve "tingles" down the lateral side of my foot from time to [...]

6 weeks and 2 days: down to one heel lift

I am now 1 1/2 months post surgery. Hard to believe it has been this long. I switched to just 1 heel lift in the boot yesterday and it feels almost the same. I am walking FWB now in the boot with no complications. I am still a little swollen but nothing Like I had [...]

5 weeks and 3 days: using the evenup

OK… the evenup has got to be one of the best inventions. I started using it today and man what a difference. Now that I am putting a normal amount of weight into my right leg (still have the boot and 2 heel lifts), I was getting some low back pain which I knew was [...]

Day 6 in the CAM boot

My progress took a much needed "step" this past weekend. I think my scar tissue and calf increased in length a little. I am now able to partially walk in my CAM boot and no longer am getting that horrible stretch/burn sensation at my surgical site. This comes as a great relief as I thought [...]

2 Days into the CAM boot

So, doing much better than I was on Weds. I think my foot and leg got a major shock being out of the cast for the 1st time. Weds night was pretty horrible with a lot of swelling and pain. Luckily though some elevation, ice, Advil, and getting one of my staff therapists to massage some of [...]