Achilles Tendon Repair


Post-Surgical Timeline

  • Day 0-14: Non-weight bearing in a splint with strict elevation
  • Week 2-6: CAM Walker boot with heel lift and partial weight bearing; active dorsiflexion ROM to neutral position
  • Week 6-12: Begin formal physical therapy and continue CAM Walker boot
  • Month 3-6: Transition out of boot into a sneaker; Return to many normal activities of daily living; Continued physical therapy
  • Month 6-12: Will continue to see improvement and gradual return to sports