Vacoped non-surgical Achilles rupture treatment

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Hi, I ruptured my Achilles in Feb ‘18. I’ve had a Vacoped boot on for 2 week for non surgical Achilles rupture. After changing the lining today I noticed my heel is still severely dented. Has anyone else had experience with this? Or can anyone tell me after how many weeks the tendons start joining back together? 

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    Hi Jane .

    I asked the same questions .

    Im 20 weeks post rupture , non surgical. All is good and tendon is strong .The dentation was there for about 12 weeks but it is due to swelling each side of the rupture . Your tendon starts healing  straight away but takes a long time to harden . How big was the gap ? .

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      Thanks for your reply, this is so good to hear! I’m paranoid nothing is happening and I’m going to be in this boot forever!! I’d been misdiagnosed for 2 weeks and told to walk on it, luckily it was still very close together....so hardly any gap. Still fed up with 8 weeks to go 😩🤪

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      No probs . I know what you are going through . Follow Evan Brown on utube . It helped me so much . I was back at work as a bricklayer after just 10 weeks . The hospital were always 4 or 5 weeks behind my recovery . They was shocked . But they treat everyone the same but we are all different so no their falt . Take it in your own hands a bit and stay positive but not reckless . Listen to your body and ask anything you want any time as i was exactly the same (scarred ).
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      I like that .... positive but not reckless😀

      I’m having the boot lowered in 2 weeks so whether they have a good look then I don’t know! 😩😬 

      I’ll get on YouTube and check him out. Thanks again 

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