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Old 06-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #16
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Ruptured mine playing basketball. After surgery and rehab, it took about six months to stand on my tippy-toes. When you can do that, consider yourself ready to resume normal activity. One interesting side-note is how much your bad leg's calf muscle atrophies. Ten years later, you can still see the difference. ,BK
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #17
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Complete rupture or partial?

I did my left one (complete) about 7 years ago doing flips into a pool off a concrete deck...guess what? Concrete doesn't give when you bounce off it!

Surgery was the only option for me. I had zero pain before or after. Doc didn't like my attitude so he put me in a hard cast for 6 weeks then a boot for 6 more. I cut the lock on the boot adjustment the day I got it and immediately started stretching....very gently...to get range of motion back. By week 3 I had 100% motion back and didn't have to do any PT. I was back on sleds and bikes at 14 weeks, but babied it for another 6 months.

Just did something to my right leg a month ago...sounded like a pop...hurts a bit walking uphill. Sucks to get old.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #18
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I peeled the back of my heel off in a mini bike accident when I was a kid. Sliced the left achilles almost all the way in two. Took forever to heal up. I would caution you about getting on the bike too soon. This is a slow recovery, unlike a bone or muscle. Riding won't be a problem, but moving the bike around in netural or supporting your weight and that of a leaning bike could cause re-injury, especially if you get into an unexpected situation. Consider focusing on healing this season with the ultimate goal of getting back to 100%. You will get there, Good luck.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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Complete rupture or partial?
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Surgery was the only option for me. I had zero pain before or after. Doc didn't like my attitude so he put me in a hard cast for 6 weeks then a boot for 6 more.
Full rupture. No surgery.

I didn't like my docs attitude so I switched.

Actually I first saw a surgeon. Surgery had to be postponed a couple of weeks and when we could do it, it was no longer needed. He might have been a great surgeon, but he didn't seem like the guy to manage/monitor a non-surgical recovery. Fortunately I found someone who was.
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Full rupture. No surgery.

I didn't like my docs attitude so I switched.

Actually I first saw a surgeon. Surgery had to be postponed a couple of weeks and when we could do it, it was no longer needed. He might have been a great surgeon, but he didn't seem like the guy to manage/monitor a non-surgical recovery. Fortunately I found someone who was.
I should clarify....I was told by 2 ortho docs that you can have a non surgical repair on a full rupture, but that the re-rupture rate was upwards of 80% over time. They both said a well done surgical repair would make the tendon as strong or stronger than new. Everything I read online confirmed this and I didn't want to risk it. I think I was 41 at the time so maybe my age factored into it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #21
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I think I was 41 at the time so maybe my age factored into it.
I was older. And the non-surgical recovery protocols and sucess stats have changed. Can't tell you if it's as good as surgery now. Recovery times are close.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #22
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I was older. And the non-surgical recovery protocols and sucess stats have changed. Can't tell you if it's as good as surgery now. Recovery times are close.
Good to know. I'm sure I'll screw the other one up at some point!

http://www.prolotherapy.com/Lazzara_...erapy_2007.pdf
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #23
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Got hit by a car when I first started riding... I made a newb mistake and wasn't wearing proper gear. I have since learned my lesson. ATGATT.

Anyway... It took me about a year to start riding again.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #24
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warning, gore

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got hit by a car when i first started riding... I made a newb mistake and wasn't wearing proper gear. I have since learned my lesson. Atgatt.

Anyway... It took me about a year to start riding again.

o u c h ! ! !
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