Achilles tendon total rupture
8:14pm, 4 Aug 2015
LazyDaisyIsn't that depressing though, that you should be fobbed off like that initially? It *could* make all the difference to whether you'll be dressing up for HDS or not
10:17pm, 4 Aug 2015
MolesyI guess it's the difference between specialisms. The trauma team in A&E aren't necessarily up to date on the latest developments in orthopaedics.
I'd probably have wound up with the same or similar treatment when I got to the fracture clinic just 10 days later, unfortunately that extra 10 days amounts to a heck of a lot more muscle atrophy that takes considerably longer to recover.
Actually you and I need to have a chat about HDS, I'd hate our outfits to clash
2:33pm, 7 Aug 2015
MolesyOk, back from seeing the consultant and apparently what I had wasn't a rupture it was what's called an avulsion fracture - imagine peeling off wax that's dripped down the side of a candle, my Achilles is the wax and my heel is the candle. Quite often it rips lumps of bone off with it so he wants an X-ray of it next time I go back.
Cast is off
New cast is on
Until Wednesday when I get a VACOped fitted
Which I had to pay for myself so £248 lighter
About This Thread
- Achillies Tendonosis
- Achilles issues & running surface - any thoughts?
- Achilles pain
- Erm, any doctors or physios out there?
- Oh no, urgent advice required
- So when I see the consultant ...
- Eccentric strengthening
- outer heel (achillies?) pain connected to inner thigh pain?
- Crunchy Achilles
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
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