complete rupture of achilles tendon

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I sustained this injury on 14/August/07. I experienced no pain after the injury.I alighted from a subway train and my leg gave out under me and I fell on my face.Ironically I was on my way to a doctors appt.I was seen by a physicians assistant who told me I had two options: surgery or a cast. He did not weight the pros and cons with me so that I could make an informed choice I didn't ask beause I was in a state of shock. Now as I read a large no. of sites I am plague with doubts about my decision.He did not do an ultrasound test which would have bolstered my confidence to see if the tendon parts were close enough or were touching so that they could knit themselves back together. I meant to say earlier that I have been in a cast since the injury. I am also concerned that my calf muscle will permanently atrophy.This is a long weekend holiday in the states but I am writing a laundry list of things to ask him come Tues. next. It's Sunday am as I write this 5 am to be exact. I cannot sleep even thought I am fortified with sleep meds which are energizing me rather that the usual go to sleep. If you can help or identify please respond. appreciatively, Stan

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    Hi Stan... I also completely ruptured my achillies 6 weeks ago playing badminton with my daughter and strangely enough had little or no immediate pain at the time... I have been in a cast since having it remove and the foot raised every two weeks.. They raised the foot to 90 degrees to the shin position on my last visit and I nearly fainted again not because of the pain but the shock... My foot is badly swollen and heavily bruised.. I was told because of my age (46) and the unlikelyhood of me playing serious sport again this was the best option albeit I understand there is more potential for a repeat rupture in time!!! They believe with surgery and my age there is a strong chance of infection to that area because of a lack of circulation generally to that same area... Off to see the consultant this Tuesday (6 weeks) and he has told me to take a shoe!! following his inspection he will decide on a further 2 weeks in the cast or freedom... I hope the later albeit I believe that this is just the start off it with physio to come.... We to are due in the States October 18th so I have to be better by then... Hope this message eases your plight but dont hesitate to reply even if its just for a comfort talk... Mike Stoll UK
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    Hi Stan.... My email address should you require it........... Mike

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    I Ruptured my Achilles tendon on 3rd July playing 5 a side Football (soccer). I have not had the op but been in plaster for 9 weeks the furst three up to my thigh. Plaster comes off tomorrow and I should then start Physio. My Sister in Law did same playing Badminton and it was 8 weeks before she was driving again (after plaster came off).
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    Hi Stan...

    Nice to hear from you. I also have private medical insurance however with this being treated at accident and emergency and the nature of the injury they had to work quickly on the national health.. (free service to all)..

    I had my plaster off yesterdy and my foot/leg is very badley swollen... They have now put me into a ski boot and a return to the consultant in two weeks time... I can remove it when i go to bed and its heaven..I managed a full bath this morning instead of six weeks of showering..ill put it back on im the morning but when I returned from work (light duties) this evening again it was badley swollen and im now sat at the computer with my foot raised emailing yourself..I sense a problem. however we will see. Hope your next appiontment goes well let me know? Are you off work?? What is your age as the older you are the more difficult your recovery?? There was a guy in hospital with me yesterday who ruptured his achillies four days before me, he had his cast removed yesterday, no swelling in gingerly walked out with no problem?? Lucky thing.. Look forward to your reply and keep smiling.

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    Mike Stoll

    Warrington, Cheshire

    England. UK

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    Hi Mark...

    Let us know how you go on tomorrow with your cast removal? Good luck...

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    Stan e-mail me i have lost your email address...... mike

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