So monday 2/1 I ruptured my AT and thursday 2/4 was my surgery date. My girlfriend went in with me to the hospital for support and to drive me home. They recommended not eating after 12am and drinking after 7am prior to my surgery. My surgery was at 3pm. I did set my alarm for 6:30 am to pound some gatorade. It’s good to have any advantage you can going into this sort of event. I did not get sick as a result. They knocked me out through the IV and it was nice. I woke up rolling on a gurney being pushed by a nurse. It took 2 or 3 minutes to be able to even talk coherently. After sitting there for about 10 minutes D (my girlfriend) loaded meup and hauled me off. My Ortho talked to D but not to me. He told her the surgery went well with a 15 minute tourniquet time. He used #2 fiber wire to secure the tendon (non absorbable). He told me later that to be sure the suture is secure he pulls on the fiber wire hard enough to lift my leg off the operating table. The incision was 2.25″ running vertically. I didn’t get the surgical notes but intend to at my second postop. My rupture was at the upper third of the tendon closer to the muscle. There is very little info that I have found on the differences between a lower, middle and upper rupture in terms of recovery time and success. If you have info on this please forward it to me as I am very curious about these differences.
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