This past week marks the end of my visits with my orthopedic surgeon and my physical therapist! My doctor measured my range of motion, tested the strength of my repaired AT, and the scar tissue from the surgery. I have a regained 100% range of motion, I have above average strength in my foot movements in all directions, and the scar is completely repaired. I expect to continue the PT at home with daily sessions until I have 100% strength in my repaired AT. I expect this will take another 6 or 7 months.
I am walking normally. If I sit too long in one position, my ankle stiffens and I walk with a slight limp for a few minutes. Its important to keep stretching which I do every morning due to the advent of winter weather in New England (USA). I will start a Nintendo Wii Fit exercise regimen next week. I was surprised at how quickly my ruptured AT healed (particularly at my age-64+) and my strength returned. The physical therapist measured my calf on the injured leg and it was 2 cm smaller than the uninjured left calf.