Ruptured 9/25/2008. I had my surgery on 9/28. The surgeon told me that he did an incision that started below the inside bone of the ankle around to where the Achilles is(about 4 to 5 inches). He said it would almost look like an “S” shape. Am I the only one out there in a full leg cast???? I go back in one week (total of 3 weeks in full leg cast) and will hopefully get a half cast. I’m hurting all over with this monster on. I’m active…not an overly active person. I’m 40 with 4 kids…did he do the full leg cast to let me be QUEEN? If so, I’m feeling more like a prisioner of the couch!