rseiter’s AchillesBlog

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  • ATR Timeline

    • Name: rseiter
      Location: Santa Cruz, CA
      Injured during: Goaltimate
      Which Leg: R
      Status: FWB

      470 wks  6 days Post-ATR
      470 wks  6 days
         Since start of treatment
    • rseiter has completed the grueling 26.2 ATR miles to full recovery!
      Goal: 365 days from the surgery date.
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Statistical Analysis of Achilles Recovery Data

Posted by rseiter on June 10, 2014

As part of trying to work out my recovery protocol I did some statistical analysis of the AchillesBlog recovery data and thought others might be interested (I can put the R code on GitHub if anyone wants to see it).

The current analysis is a bit rough at the moment (it contains my exploratory data analysis right now), but here are some results I found intriguing.

Note that it’s probably not good to focus on the 2014 results since they will be skewed by missing longer duration responses for recent injuries.

Looking at “time until” status by year it seems that time until PWB, FWB, and PT all show a decreasing trend by year, but time until Two Shoes is relatively constant. ┬áHere are PWB and TwoShoes, the others are at the end of the linked HTML (along with the numerical summary statistics).

Box plots of days until PWB by Year

Box plots of days until Two Shoes by Year

It’s too bad the recovery data does not include op/non-op status. It would be interesting to see if the decrease is driven by non-op due to the recent UWO, Exeter, etc. studies (and to see if the op/non-op balance has changed over the years).

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Hello world!

Posted by rseiter on June 7, 2014

Welcome to

This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Following link will take you to your blog’s “command center” where you can write your posts:

Be sure to fill out your city, Achilles rupture date, surgery date, etc.. (if you know it) here:
Fill out my Achilles Profile Here

When you do, you can keep track of your recovery progress and see your information on the Marathon Tracker.

Here’s more info: using Achilles Timeline Widget

Please change this post’s title to something more descriptive. Just leaving it as “Hello World” leads people to believe that you haven’t updated your first post!

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