Posted on April 17th, 2009 by mandown10
I was just changed over to the boot and it is such a pleasure to itch he hell out of my leg without using a hangar. I will get a second opinion just to be totally confident about my healing. In doing some research I found someone who does a procedure that I never saw anyone mention before. Here is the link
Has anyone ever seen this before?
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Posted on March 30th, 2009 by mandown10
Hello everyone I first ruptured my achilles on christmas playing football. 2 weeks later I had surgery and I was in a cast for 4 weeks. I was put in a boot and I was allowed to FWB. After 2 weeks in the boot I went to 2 shoes and PT. The PT that I went to pushed me real hard to the point where I was very nervous. Imagine the 1st appt I was doing the bike (which was broken and was at max resistance)and I felt pain and stiffness. I said don’t you think that is going a little fast and they exclaimed that this will loosen up your foot a little. I had 4 appts all together with them and I was doing toe raises by then. I did feel fine by then but by reading all the other posts I did not think I should be at this point by then. I told my dr. that the pt was pushing me hard and all he said was “as long as there is no pain”. Well what happened after that really sucked. I did something totally stupid and I can tell you how stupid it was by the amount of people that told me it was stupid. I shoveled our driveway and I was fine until I got to the 1st stair. I slipped and fell to the bottom stair and heard that POP (not as loud as the 1st time) and a strange feeling in my foot. I hopped inside took off my boot and noticed my whole sock was all bloody. I looked at my ankle and saw that I made an new incision that went left to right across my whole ankle. Stuff was coming oout of the hole and was in a tremendous amount of pain. At the time I was wearing timberland boots and my dr. thinks I made this new incision my my achilles hitting the hard piece behind the ankle of the boot. Nobody at the ER ever saw anything like this and neither did my dr. I went for an mri and found out I only partially tore it. He thinks I tore it about 60-70%. He gave me the option of a second surgery in which he would take tendons from my thigh to hold it together and the risk of infection was much higher. The alternative was to put me in a cast for a longer period of time and wants to bubblewrap me so I don’t do anything stupid this time around. I opted for no surgery (can u blame me) and I have been in a cast for about 1 month now. I am pulling my hair out I am beyond frustrated. My leg is skinny because I think I lost every possible muscle in my whole entire leg. Did I make the right decision by not doing the second surgery?
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