About: joelh1978

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I am 32 years old and first ruptured my right achilles tendon on May 1st 2011 playing field hockey. I had it repaired 3 days later using percuteneous surgery. I was initially in a splint to angle my foot down for 2 weeks after surgery then went into a boot following that for 6 weeks. I was doing really well and after almost 11 weeks my physio advised I could start riding my bike on the road again but I re-ruptured my tendon just trying to get on. I had a second operation a week later using a a graft from a donor tendon and and fascial tissue from my leg wrapped around the graft. I am now almost 4 weeks post op and am still in the splint. I hope to go into the boot late next week.

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