28 since surgery for re-rupture

Hi all,
how time flies when you’re not nursing a cast for an ATR….
28 weeks now and can do a single leg calf raise, although the physio said I was cheating a bit. Broke into a run the other day but bottom line, I’m lazy. The physio said at my age (47) if I don’t work [...]

Calling all snowboarders

Hi all,
20 weeks since surgery for re rupture and FHL graft….I know I’m not boarding this year no way but how long did you guys out there leave it until getting back on a board? I have never been a skier so maybe I need to learn? Would really appreciate some advice. I’m left footed [...]

20 weeks since FHL graft for re rupture

How time flies once you can walk again….
Started a new job so been very busy. I’m doing well and the FHL graft feels good, feels strong. Doing my physio, can calf raise on both legs but not single yet, even broke into a slight jog the other day without realising but I am still over [...]

Nearly 13weeks of round two

Hi all,
nearly 13 weeks now and it seems good. Doing physio and started to walk the kids to school again. Nearly a mile each way. Amazing how unfit I am after six months and doing this twice though. I’m shattered after walking to school. Get lots of aches and pains in it from time to [...]

10 weeks two shoes 2nd time around

Hi all
ten weeks today after surgery for a re rupture…had FHL tendon graft. Officially in two shoes indoors and out with boot outside if on dodgy ground like son’s muddy football pitch last Saturday. Tendon feels tight but what feels tighter is around the front of my ankle. Feels like it’s in a vice. Did [...]

A question about adjusting hinged boots

Hi All,
I have a Vaco boot. My doc not familiar, I bought it myself. He asked me not to adjust the boot below neutral, ( to make the foot DF even more). He’s an Aircast man so not used to boots that DF the tendon. I’m at 8 weeks and I have a copy of a [...]

Nearly 7 weeks from re rupture surgery,scared to dorsi flex…

Hi all,
I’m 7 weeks post op on Monday. Doc seems happy. Nearly neutral in my vacoped boot and will crank it down on Monday, but boy am I scared to dorsi flex. I can just about stretch to neutral. My physio has asked that I use a towel to stretch beyond neutral from the middle of [...]

4 weeks post op for re rupture, my doc loved the Vacoped.

Hi guys,
well went to see my surgeon today sporting my new self funded vacoped…I was a little nervous that he might tell me off for sourcing my own boot without him as he is an Aircast man. I have a good rapport with my guy though and it was actually quite funny. He didn’t even [...]

I treated myself to a Vacoped, what a boot!

Hi all,
so, on my second rupture, I thought, I want to try a Vacoped. I want to find out for myself if it’s different. I am in the UK and my NHS hospital supplies Aircast (cost thing I guess). I actually have been very happy with my Aircast. It’s comfortable and easy but does not [...]

Re rupture 3 weeks post op.

Hi all,
it’s now 3 weeks since my op and I’m in my boot. 4 heel wedges and PWB with crutches. I am being very good! My doc said I didn’t have to sleep in my boot which has been fine, however, at least 3 times last night I woke up abruptly when in my sleep [...]