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I posted this as a reply in another thread but figured I'd start a new one......I ruptured my Achilles at a combine (American football) on October 22nd and had all the classic symptoms, loud snap, felt like I got kicked, unable to put pressure on it...... I went home took Advil and iced and elevated..... I didn't want to pay allot of money for the ER so I called an to set up an appointment with an Ortho and was told they couldn't get me in until November 8th. I found this odd because because it was a full 16 days from my injury and I read you have to have surgery within a week..... I was afraid I was going to make my injury worse so I ordered an Ossur airboot and a wedge kit but unfortunately that didn't arrive until Nov 1st so I had to limp around for over a week.... When I finally saw my ortho she performed a Thompson's test and I failed (positive) which confirmed a full rupture...... She said due to my age(28) and the fact I am an athlete she would normally recommend surgery but she was impressed that a started non operative on my own and due to recent studies supporting nonop she would like to continue this method and told me she wanted to schedule an MRI at my six week point to see how I was healing.... So I had the MRI and went to see my ortho two days later..... Before she went over my MRI she performed the Thompson's test which I passed (negative) and noted that my divit had diminished a great deal and stated I was doing phenomenal in my recovery.... Then she pulled up my MRI and had a shocked look on her face because it did not coincide with my progress.... The MRI showed I had a 2.3cm gap in my Achilles and she didn't understand how I passed the Thompson's test and had very little pain and was able to walk without limping without the boot (which she scolded me for attempting) she told me that normally a gap that big can not biologically heal conservatively and I may need to have surgery.... I feel like I was getting stronger every day so I was very confused.... Is it possible the MRI was incorrect and showed an ambiguous result?? I don't know what to do at this point
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