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Ruptured Tendon

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Comment from: Homer T , 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I had a total hip replacement on 12/17/2018 and I was walking 2 miles a day after surgery for 1 week (may have over done it some). On 12/30/2018 I was in my kitchen in a walker, slipped and heard and felt a rubber band pop! After 7 minutes of screaming pain only when leg moved, I spent 4 days in hospital before they immobilized my leg! So stupid! My doctor who did my hip is now scheduling surgery for repairing the ruptured tendon. I wonder anyone else has the same situation, he is trying not to do surgery which I know is wrong!

Comment from: Modupe, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 23

I had a deep cut on the right leg to the ankle. It was stitched up by the first hospital I was taken to. When I didn't feel any sensation or movement of the toes, I was taken to the general hospital where surgery was carried out. I started physiotherapy three months after. I can feel sensation now but have a slight movement of the toes but can't move the feet and ankle. I am looking for a way out.

Comment from: kristine254, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 01

I felt a pop in my calf. I went to the doctor and was told that I ruptured my gastrocnemius tendon in my right calf. They said apply ice or heat whichever feels better, take Tylenol and that it will just take time to heal, 2-3 week usually.

Comment from: Johnny halfcrackin, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 22

I had cold treatment when I had a ruptured tendon. I was told to wear orthotic boot for 3 weeks. I discussed treatment with a specialist. I am going to someone else. The guy is doing nothing. This is my 3rd tear in 5 months. Seems wrong to me.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

REFERENCE:

Koopman, William, et al., eds. Clinical Primer of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

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