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Recovery from Achilles tendone rupture


Hello!I`m 37 years old from Belgrade-Yugoslavia.On july 19,this year I hd suffered a complete Achilles tendone rupture on my right foot.Surgical operation (TENNORAPHIA ET TENNOPLASTICA),went well,and now I`m in the rehab proces.My questions are following:Q1:At what percenteage will I regain my athlete abilities in training proces?Q2:What kind of sport should I awoid?[I used to ski and climb on mountains a lot,and I have practiced some martial arts(karate and aikido) for a few years]PLEASE E-MAIL TO ME,ANSWER ME,OR TELL ME WHERE I COULD FIND YOUR ANSWER!!!


  1. Bicycling is a great first sport to return to. It may take 9 to 12 months for full recovery. A good progressive walking program can be good also. Start your hiking slowly, when you have full range of motion. Start doing calf raises/heel raises, 20 per day building up to 5 sets of 20 per day. Ask you surgeon about doing this first. You should be able to return to full athletic activites after 9 to 12 months. Climbing puts lots of strain on the achilles but you should be able to do it.Good question.