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Monday, July 27th, 2009

6 wks, 2 days-WBAT, swim, boot compare, fiberwire, risk of waiting for surgery, making progress

WBAT: I’ve now had the boot for 2 wks and am clear to do WBAT (weight bearing as tolerated) so I’m giving myself the green light to walk as much as possible and have even left the house with just one crutch (primarily for stairs and uneven pavement).  I’m still having trouble rocking my bad leg [...]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

5 wks, 4 days - PT, stiff but 10degs, taking it slow, pool, golf, Tom Watson

I’m 5 wks, 4 days - I’ve done 4 PT sessions and am still a little stiff but getting a little more ROM each couple of days.  I’m not at 10 degs past 90, with the PT pushing, I’m arguably an 11-12 degs past 90.
My incisions is healing up very nicely.  New skin is coming [...]

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

4wk, 5days- now PWB, small steps w/ no crutches

I had PT yesterday and did some weight bearing just to get the leg used to some pressure.  Today, I woke up feeling pretty good.  I was able to walk in my boot with a shortened stride - Bad leg forward, good leg forward but not much past bad leg.  There is very little discomfort. [...]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

4 wk, 4 days PO - 1st PT session, past 90 degs!

Had first PT session 4 wks, 4 days post-op.  They started by asking a bunch of questions, doing a brief physical examination, and taking a bunch of measurements.
Then I did a few resistance exercises, followed by some massage/stretch.  The stretch was a little alarming but it’s like once you break the joint free, it’s like [...]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

4wks, 3 days post-op: AT tighter than a……..

A day after my 4 wk post-op ortho visit - I’m trying to increase ROM and do mild resistance training.  MAN, IS MY AT TIGHT!  It doesn’t feel like muscle tightness.  It simply feels like it’s physically impossible to move it past that certain point.  At that point, it’s not what I would call pain, [...]

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Wk 4 ortho visit - in the boot!

Both my doctor and I came away very encouraged by my wk 4 progress.  The wound looked good and I was able to push w/ my foot downward against the doctors hand.  There was mild swelling in the tendon, which I’m glad the doc noticed.   He gave me a boot (Aircast) as well as a [...]

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

slight impatience at the end of wk 4

Starting to feel the urge to keep pace w/ some of the other wk4 and 5 post-opers
I want to listen to my doctor.  I really do.  BUT having completed wk 4 myself and seeing several people on the blog at wk 4 and 5 starting to bear weight and walk, I’m starting to get the [...]

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Checking out the damage end of wk 4

My 4 wk post-op is this coming Monday so I took the opportunity to remove my splint, clean up my leg, and check out the damage (scar, ROM, etc)
First, I removed all the tape strips.  The wound looked ok - not too raised (keloid) or gnarly from staples (a la Frankenscar).  There is some black [...]

Monday, July 6th, 2009

List of professional athletes w/ ATR - just a start

This whole exercise may have been done before but pls feel free to add…
Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks
Lawrence Taylor - New York Giants
Dan Marino - Miami Dolphins
Vinny Testaverde - New York Jets
Lavarr Arrington - New York Giants
Greg Ellis - Dallas Cowboys
Kevin Smith - Dallas Cowboys
Elton Brand - Los Angeles Clippers
Christian Laettner - Atlanta Hawks
Misty May [...]

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Mild Tendon Soreness Above Rupture - wk 3

It’s not pain but I have a very mild soreness (to the touch only) higher up on my AT above where the rupture was repaired and just below the ball of the calf muscle.  It feels like a sore muscle but it’s on the tendon.  I asked my doctor about it, he said it was normal [...]