Case 25: Non-operative treatment

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one year ago today …

February 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Exactly a year ago I ruptured my left achilles tendon in a basketball game. What a year!
I feel I need to update those interested in my journey with some results, good news and some not so good news. Thus, here we go:
I was one of the very first ones, at the highly celebrated sports clinic [...]

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seven months post injury (non operative) - not so great results

September 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted a blog here. But I feel this information needs to be shared.
Some of you may recall that upon my ATR injury back in February, I was treated non-operatively and was put in this study that injected blood plasma into the injury region. Well … 7 months has gone [...]

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Almost 5 months and still limping!!

July 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

OK. I need some advice!
Roughly five months ago I had my injury. My “progressive” university hospital chose to put me through a non-operative treatment. I’ve been out of the cast for 2 months now. But I am still limping! And certain times I have pain. On top of all that, when I look at my [...]

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At the three months mark

May 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Just over 12 weeks have now passed. My heel is healing, slowly. Around 3 weeks ago I went off the boot. I have intensified the physio, but I suppose I’m growing impatient regardless.  I don’t have any complains. I can walk short distances, from room to room for example. But longer distances really hurt my [...]

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I almost reruptured the damn AT

March 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Yesterday was the 5 week mark. I have been partial weight bearing (PWB) for nearly a week now. I was walking with one crutch in a very awkward (and dare I say, embarrasing) way. The weather here in London Ontario (Canada) is getting nicer every day. I decided to get out and get a hair [...]

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More info on the plasma injection

March 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Today was the 4 week mark!  I still remember the loud POP and the sharp pain…
I went to the surgeon again for the second (and last) plasma injection. This treatment is called an autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) injection, which involves removing some of my blood from my non-dominant arm and injecting part of the blood, [...]

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Non-Operative Treatment

March 13th, 2009 · 16 Comments

February 18th, 2009. I was playing basketball with my fellow PhD students. Roughly 30 minutes in the game (for which I spent a good 20 minutes warming up and stretching), I felt someone had shot me, with a gun, and hit my calf - or somewhere back of my left leg.
Half an hour later I [...]

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