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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Achilles Tendon Rupture

As an avid Basketball, I am watching my beloved Golden State Warriors attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers with the magical Kobe Bryant in the game. Harrison Barnes is guarding Kobe as he collapses. The first thing he asks Harrison is "did you kick me"? When he found out that he was not kicked he knew he had torn his achilles. All basketball fans were saddened because a great basketball player, even though our present enemy in battle, had gone down to injury. This simple, but beautifully illustrated video, shows the mechanism of tearing and then the repair. After the repair, the real hard work comes into the picture, as you attempt to regain that power in that tendon. From start to finish, in a recreational and dedicated athlete, 2 years, with return to sports 9 to 12 months in a moderate program. 

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.