A Year Out

A little over a year out from surgery and thankful for a successful recovery.  This site has been helpful to me and I wish the best to all the ‘hello worlds’ out there.  I was back to pretty much all the activities I participated in by eight weeks (biking,golf,exercise machines).  Running took a bit longer.  [...]

almost 15 weeks

Now almost 15 weeks post surgery.  Have played 15 rounds of golf since July 23rd, ride an elliptical or bike regularly and strength train about 3 days a week. Ankle still ‘thick’ and swells but chalk that up to normal.  Slight limp yet but again normal I think.  Going to try work in the pool [...]

8 Weeks

Had my eight week visit with surgeon.  Now cleared to ride road bike and elliptical machines which was largely the extent of my exercise before the injury.  Went golfing twice at seven weeks -18 holes each time with a cart.  Was good to be back on the course.  Foot swelled a bit by the end [...]

2 Shoes at 5 1/2 Weeks

Went to two shoes with heel lifts today.  Still wear the boot if I’m out in the yard or on uneven surfaces.  Am riding an exercise bike 40 minutes daily and working with ROM after warm whirlpool then ice in a game ready unit for 20 minutes.  Began gentle no resistance toe raises and can [...]

Went crutch-less at four weeks FWB.  Feels good to leave them at home.  Should be in a shoe again (with lift) by six weeks.  Have been pleased with the results of early weight bearing protocol.  PT has significantly increased ROM and there is very little swelling.  Would like to start working on managing the scar [...]

MaxTrax ROM Boot

Eight days post-op visit to surgeon.  Put me in ROM boot locked at -10 degree dorsiflexion for another two weeks.  PWB allowed next week (2 weeks post-op).  Begin PT next week with what looks like light theraband resistance for plantar flexion and some active ROM with gentle stretching.  Her protocol through 10 weeks also includes [...]

Five Days Post Op

Well, had to go get another splint/cast as I got the first one wet in the shower.  Rookie mistake.  Dr. said she would put me in a boot next Wed, eight days out.  Am generally just lying around - having trouble sleeping at night but other than than that, mostly OK. Getting around on crutches [...]

Surgery Yesterday

Surgery to repair ATR yesterday at 1:30 pm.  Lasted approximately 2 hours.  Surgeon indicated successful repair of tendon she described looking like spaghetti.  I’ll get a copy of the surgical notes and post them here later. Out of hospital at 8:30 pm.  Restful night with leg elevated in splint. No significant pain.
Doug 53, thanks for [...]

Thanks normofthenorth.  I appreciate the thoughtful advice from your experience and research.  I was presented a non surgical protocol and after weighing the options I have chosen the surgery.  I have a good relationship with my doctor and she has patiently listened and answered my questions. I appreciate the responses and support you are providing [...]

Surgery May 25

Great site. Thankful for those that created it - helps to understand what to expect. 53 yr old male, having surgery to repair rupture on 5/25. All sorts of questions. When will I ride a bike and play golf again? When can I go back to the office? More to come.I [...]