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I've had a longitudinal split tear of my Brevis tendon in my right ankle for 18 months now and I have come down to the conclusion that I'm going to have to have surgery I've tried everything else ... 4 MRIs in the split tear is the same (which I guess it's good that it hasn't gotten worse) I'm down between two surgeons and I have one basic question but anyone else's thoughts would be appreciated. It seems the two surgeons have differing ideas for the immediate post surgery immobilization. One surgeon who travels with one of the Olympic teams and is really into sports rehab suggests an "Air Cast" immediately following surgery and immediate rehab although it's really just keeping the ankle moving not any stress on the ankle. The other surgeon suggest being in a hard cast for I think about four weeks. In my search on the Internet it seems like most surgeons I think do the hard cast option but I'm not sure what to do. I have an athletic background and would at least like to get back to running so I don't know if the first surgeon really is looking at this as an athlete that he's got to get back into competition etc.. So hard cast or air boot immediately following surgery? Any other questions to ask the surgeon or thoughts would be appreciated as I'm trying to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. Thanks again.
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