Day 28

April 16, 2008

Saw Mr Klinke the surgeon again today. Wound healed well and he said I could move onto PWB but still keeping Aircast Boot on 24/7. Absolutely stressed the need for caution and said the risk I’m running is that the tendon will stretch otherwise - need to do some research on that. He said that I can start some physio so I have to work out how to organise that. He’ll see me again in two week’s time and that I might be able to move to FWB then. He confirmed that the most likely time to rerupture is weeks 8-10 when people start getting too confident……so watch it guys. He also said important to be careful at night and to wear the boot in bed - he had a patient who didn’t, got up in the night absent mindedly and reruptured……..

I suffer by the way from haemochromatosis which is a genetic disorder that means you don’t metabolise iron.  Do any other Forum members have the same thing as I’m interested in whether there is a connection between that and my ATR?

Keep moving (if you can)

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  • 1. dennis  |  April 16th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Gerry - Thanks for sharing how you are recovering from the Achilles injury. Glad that you are now PWB and recovering well.

    Thank you for letting me know about rerupture period. I am right in the middle of that range so I’ll be extra careful.

    I was limp-jogging today to catch the bus, and that’s a definite no no. I won’t do that again.

    I think it’s important enough to create a separate page on the main site to talk about rate of reruptures, how it happened to people, what to watch out for, etc. Not trying to scare people, but to point out some things to be careful of.

    I think it’ll be very helpful for everyone.
    thanks again! :)

  • 2. johnskier  |  April 17th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    somewhere on the site there was a research article with some data on rerupture and causes…Nancy mentioned it I think. I was told by my PA that the risk of rerupture is the same as rupturing the other one…(I seem to recall somehting like 2%).

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