Questions at 3.5 weeks

My doctor’s protocol is non-weight bearing
for six weeks post-op. I have followed this pretty well, but
recently started testing the foot a bit. There is absolutely no
pain or discomfort in putting weight on my repaired tendon in
the walker boot.

So why the long period of NWB?
Do shorter periods of NWB risk more scar tissue build-up?
Thicker repaired tendon?
Over-stretch the repaired tendon?

I will of course follow my doctors orders, but these questions are
a source of curiosity for me. Any thoughts?

Surgery and Post-Op

I blew the tendon on Saturday night. Met the surgeon on Tuesday; he operated on Wednesday.

I had came out of surgery with a splint and a wrap to the knee. I had a follow-up the following Monday (5 days post-op) and went straight into a cam boot. The reason for going direct to the boot is that I have to return to my job overseas. The injury occurred in California. The thinking is that it would be easier to travel and go through the various heel lifts over time if I go straight to the boot.

BUT, the assistant and tech that I saw were not at all prepared for the appointment and I will be hopefully be receiving my post-op protocols via fax; would have been nice to discuss those today in person.

I will also have to transfer my medical surgical file to a new doctor and follow up with someone who did not preform the surgery. Any one have a similar situation? Any tips?

I live and work in Bermuda (my company does international business and it is located there). Any chance there are other Bermuda-based ATRs on this site?

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Why did you trip me?

I really seriously thought my friend had tripped me. I was lying on the ground, bleeding, with my watch face crushed and then I remembered that I had heard a pop before I fell.

I was waiting for a train on a platform and my friends were debating who was faster. We decided to race and agreed on a “regatta” start (not full speed), so that “we won’t pull anything”… Hahaha.

So I have a complete rupture of my right Achilles. Bummer.

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