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Feb 26 2012

Achilles Heel

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Feb 01 2012

Catching Up

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A quick update on my ATR (achilles tendon rupture). I surpassed 100 days on Jan. 12th. Trying to look at everyday like a vacation. Injury 10/5, surgery 10/14, cast off 11/29. PWB (partial weight bearing) on 11/04. I have only been FWB (full weight bearing since 12/15 with the cam boot and started PT on 12/29. On Jan. 11th went to no boot and FWB. I do not have much gait yet and do have a major setback with an open wound. The tendon does not have much if any blood supply and the ankle does not have good circulation, even in the healthy of us. Even though I RICE’d (rest ice elevate) often this open wound issue is a complication that can occure. Why me??? On Jan. 19, I had a consult with the surgeon who will do a skin graft and that in itself is about a 6 week ordeal. The wound prep is next friday 1/27 and called an Integra Placement. The material is a matrix made of bovine collagen and shark cartilidge. This gets the area to granulate so there will be something for the skin graft to adhere to. Then back to the couch next week and NWB (no weight bearing) for 3 weeks. Better dust off my crutches. Then I have the skin graft around 2/24. graft should take within 2 weeks. Then I start all over with PT. Moral of the story…. Foam roll, rest & stretch everyone and do not over train. I know I will come back 100% even though a long process.

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