This is Dr. David
I would agree with your consultant.
you need to have this ruptured achilles tendon surgically repaired.
or else it will not heal properly and you will not have proper flexion and extension of your foot.
Thank you for your reply. Please advise why you are so certain of this. Many people seem to do well with conservative treatment - the problem is, when you read their accounts, you do not know what size of gap they had
2.7cm is larger than an inch gap.
this is a large gap and if not surgically repaired will not heal properly
and you will have decreased range of extension.
it can be hard for you to use things like the eliptical or stair master in the future if you don't get this repaired.
Thank you for your reply. I could see (after payment) that you are a cancer expert and I was hopeful of a reply from someone with direct achilles tendon rupture experience. I respect your opinion nontheless, but I'd like to know why you are so certain that surgery is the best option.
10mm or less can be treated with conservative measures.
larger than that should be treated with surgery.
2.7cm is 27mm
Understood. Thanks for your help.
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