Achilles tendon ruptures are known for their long recovery times, which in the past have been known to require five to nine months of rehabilitation on average. Our office institutes the current standard of care which speeds up the recovery period to only 3 months.
A recently published case study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery focuses on a shortened recovery time after surgeons repaired an acute Achilles tendon rupture with the InternalBrace (Arthrex) knotless technique.1 The patient was a 36-year-old physical trainer and elite bobsled pilot who made a complete recovery return to a full baseline level of training after only 12 weeks. The surgery occurred 11 days post-injury. Read more in my blog post at www.podiatrytoday.com