PreOp Patient Education
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Audio Presentation

Achilles Tendon

Repair


Alternatives
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. MedSelfEd, Inc. disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
Your doctor understands that all medical care benefits from close collaboration between physician and patient -- so be sure to review, with your doctor, all risks and alternatives and make sure you understand the reasons behind the recommendation for this particular procedure.

Now let's talk in detail about the procedure your doctor has recommended. That particular recommendation was based on a number of factors:

  • the state of your health,

  • the severity of your condition,

  • an assessment of alternative treatments or procedures and finally,

  • the risks associated with doing nothing at all.

And remember, the final decision is up to you. No one can force you to undergo a surgical procedure against your will.

When it comes to treating a ruptured Achilles tendon, surgery is almost always the safest and most comfortable option.
When it comes to treating a ruptured Achilles tendon, surgery is almost always the safest and most comfortable option.
As an alternative to surgery,
As an alternative to surgery,
partial tears of the Achilles tendon are sometimes treated with casting for up to 12 weeks.
partial tears of the Achilles tendon are sometimes treated with casting for up to 12 weeks.
A heel lift is usually used for 6 months to one year following removal of the cast,
A heel lift is usually used for 6 months to one year following removal of the cast,
followed by rehabilitation to gain flexibility and muscle strength.
followed by rehabilitation to gain flexibility and muscle strength.

Now I'd like to introduce you to another important member of the medical team -- the nurse.


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