Honeymoon Rupture

I ruptured my Achilles’ tendon on my honeymoon in Hawaii . I  fell into a crab hole and heard the pop none of us want to hear. I was still able to walk and manage to enjoy the rest of the vacation while being in agonizing pain. I went to the emergency room and their diagnosis was a sprained ankle and they stated it would take a couple of months to heal. My condition never improved so I made a appointment with a foot specialist. He ordered a M.R.I  and determined it was a rupture which required a tendon transplant. This type of surgery was beyond his expertise so I was referred to another surgeon. The surgery was performed  on sept.17, 2013 and was successful. It’s going to take 9 months for a complete recovery. The miss diagnosis in the emergency room has caused me to go through  six more months of recovery time. I work in the fitness industry and the down time is driving me nuts but I fully understand the importance of giving the tendon time to properly heal.

3 Responses to “Honeymoon Rupture”

  1. How are you calculating your “six more months of recovery time”? Rehab and recovery times vary hugely among doctors, PTs, medical centers, countries, randomized trials, and individuals, so it’s not as if there’s one schedule we all compare to. . .

    It never ceases to amaze me how many ATRs present to Emergency Rooms and get mis-diagnosed, even in this day and age! This injury seems to simple to US!?!

  2. best of luck with your recovery. I had my surgery on the 16th.

  3. Good luck and sorry to hear about the mis-diagnosis. The Thompson test is simple and free. I don’t get that, but it seems to happen way too often.

    I had my surgery on 9/6 and FWB.

    I wish you a quick recovery.

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