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7th Week Post ATR Surgery. No Boot!!
May 3, 2011, 4:01 pm
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Today marks the 7 week anniversary of my ATR surgery. I went in for a checkup yesterday with my orthopedic surgeon and he told me I could stop wearing my boot! Great news for me, because even though I was starting to get around a lot easier in the boot (hiking, climbing, etc.), it was a pain to wear it all the time. I inquired about physical therapy and to my surprise he told me I didn’t need any. My tendon is still pretty weak, hence I cannot stand on my toes yet, but it doesn’t hurt to walk even though I have a slight limp. The doc said the strength would return with regular activity. One little bump in the road is a small infection at the very bottom of my scar. The placement of the incision, where the ankle bends by the heel, has prevented the incision to fully close and as a result an infection has set in. The past two weeks I have been washing it with hydrogen peroxide and I have seen small improvements. Other than that it seems as though I’m on the road to making a full recovery. I’m going to take it easy this week so the infection can subside and work on strengthening the tendon. I’m hoping in two weeks it will be strong enough to go for a run. Fingers crossed!

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Fingers crossed here, maybe especially for your infection. There are some ugly bugs around these days. . . Good Luck and Good Healing.

Comment by normofthenorth 05.04.11 @ 2:43 am

You and I are tracking similar paths but my doc just put my boot to 90 and told me to start PT at least 3x a week. I have been fwb in and out of the boot for sometime. I cant wait to see the PT so I can find out how much/little rom or strength I have. I’m looking forward to getting some exercises and developing a plan of attack for getting me back to normal….

Comment by sadams 05.09.11 @ 1:52 pm

The comments from your doctor are very similar to the comments I got from mine in my first analysis. In a shoe after 6 weeks, no PT. I do expect to have to do a lot of stretching and exercises to strenthen the achilles and calf, but your progress is encouraging, since I am quite a few weeks behind you. I am also most nervous about an infection, more than just normal aches and pains. thanks.

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I perform a number of these surgeries a year, and the results are generally a tremendous improvement. Patients are typically delighted. The recovery requires taking it easy for a week and then slowly resuming activities over a month or so.

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Comment by Dissertation Help 08.29.17 @ 4:12 am

Tomorrow makes 3 weeks post op for my Achilles Tendon Rupture. However I haven’t seen my doctors for a check up as of yet. (June 5th) I have been in a walking boot ever since leaving the hospital.

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