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Treatment options for Achilles tendon rupture
Non operative treatment is suitable if
Advantages of operative treatment
Disadvantages of operative treatment
Type of operation
Simple repair is done for recent injury
(less than 3 weeks)
For old injury beyond 3 weeks, reconstruction by
V-Y plasty is done.
How long will my leg be in plaster?
Your leg will be in a below knee plaster slab for
This plaster will be changed either to a non weight
bearing cast or an ankle boot.
The leg will be immobilised for a period between
6 to 9 weeks.
Do I need any treatment to prevent blood clot?
Yes. The risk of blood clot is slightly higher after
Achilles tendon surgery. You will be given injections
to prevent blood clots.
Do I need physiotherapy?
Yes. You will have the physiotherapy after removing
the plaster to improve the strength and movements
To make an appointment
Tel: 0118 922 6921