Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)

This is likely to be my last Achilles tendon injury update for a while (knock on wood). On the 5th, I had my final post-surgery appointment. My surgeon gave me a clean bill of health, telling me, “At this point, you are much more likely to tear your healthy Achilles tendon than to injure your … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update: On the road again (3.5 months)

Hello again, devoted readers! My apologies for not providing an update sooner, but things have been very busy. I visited my doctor and started physical therapy on the same day: September 17. My last surgery wound finally closed, and my surgeon pronounced my tendon sound and well on the way to recovery. At physical therapy, … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: On the road again (3.5 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update : Bye, Bye Bootie (2 months)

Today marked a very important milestone: I no longer have to wear a walking boot! Two months ago today, I tore my Achilles tendon; since then, I have been wearing either a splint or walking boot. Not only was this bulky and uncomfortable, but it also made a lot of extra work for me and … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update : Bye, Bye Bootie (2 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update: 4th post-surgical appointment (7 weeks after surgery)

It’s been three weeks since my last update, and during the intervening time, I’d say that my recovery has been slow but steady. In my last update, I described a minor complication; a dissolving stitch left one of my minor incisions somewhat open, a condition known as dehiscence. The treatment was to change the bandage … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 4th post-surgical appointment (7 weeks after surgery)

Achilles rupture recovery update: 3nd post-surgical appointment (4 weeks after surgery)

It’s been another week, so it’s time for another update! I had another post-surgical appointment yesterday, and the news continues to be good. My doctor reports that the tendon seems to be very solid, and the healing continues. The only minor complication is a slight amount of wound dehiscence; essentially, the dissolving stitches are dissolving … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 3nd post-surgical appointment (4 weeks after surgery)

Achilles rupture recovery update: Week 3

It’s been three weeks since my surgery on the 2nd. I don’t have a doctor’s appointment this week, but there’s still plenty of news! First, I can feel that the healing process has continued. The day after getting my stitches removed, I definitely felt increased pain and swelling, but in the week since, both have … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: Week 3

Achilles rupture recovery update: 2nd post-surgical appointment (2 weeks after surgery)

I had my second post-surgical appointment this afternoon, and everything is looking good. My doctor removed the stitches from my leg, and put me back in my familiar walking boot. So far, there have been no complications from the surgery, and everything seems to be on track. He examined the tendon and announced that he … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 2nd post-surgical appointment (2 weeks after surgery)

Achilles rupture recovery update: 1st post-surgical appointment

I had my first post-surgical appointment this morning, and I received good news and bad news. The good news is that my leg seems to be healing well, with no sign of infection or other post-surgical complication. Since this is the main downside of surgery versus non-surgical treatment, it looks like the decision to have … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 1st post-surgical appointment

Achilles Surgery Update

Hi folks! Since many of you were kind enough to express your sympathy and well-wishes on my recent injury and surgery, I decided to take the time to explain what happened, both for myself and anyone else who might be interested. The Injury: I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing basketball on Sunday, something that I … Continue reading Achilles Surgery Update