Achilles Tendon Rupture - Treatment

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Published: August 31

I’m a 30 year old male and I ruptured my Achilles tendon 4 months ago playing a hurling match. I was also playing a lot of squash leading up to my injury. I think myself the mixture of both the field sport and court sport resulted in my injury. I had surgery within 3 days of the rupture and thankfully no cast was put in place just bandage. It's a long slow recovery but went for my first jog this evening. My advice to anyone who has had this injury is to insist on surgery rather than a cast and take your time recovering. .

Published: May 20

I suffered a complete Achilles rupture and had surgery after 3 days. I've been in cast for 7 weeks and one more surgery to go with no weight bearing until last 2 weeks. I’m 59 and I want to play tennis, but I was told not to participate in any contact sports for at least a year..