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 Middle age spread, ruptured Achillesí tendon.
Michael.B    5:40am Apr 25 2019

First things first - I have not broken my leg. Stumbled on this site as I searched for ruptured achilles, treatment, plaster, operation and so on.
So in search of help, here I am!
I had a health scare shortly after Christmas when I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. Iím 46. I was advised on life style changes and this included regular exercise. I lost weight (2 stone so far) and my diabetes is ok(blood sugar levels better). I started gentle jogging around my local park on a scheme called Park Runs in the UK.
On Tuesday I was jogging with my partner around the park when my achilles in my left leg went pop - it literally snapped in half as I was jogging. The most bizarre and painful experience Iíve ever had.
A trip with my partner to hospital A&E dept and I was diagnosed with a ruptured Achillesí tendon.
The A&E consultant has referred me to foot and ankle specialist (appointment next week) to assess where we go with treatment.
I was sent to the A&E plaster room so they could immobilise my ankle and foot, and the temporary plaster Iím in also immobilises my knee (reason given by staff who did the plaster being if my knee is allowed to move my Achilles will).
What to expect next week at the appointment?
The A&E consultant told me there are 2 basic ways to treat an Achilles rupture: surgery to stitch the tendon together again, or immobilise it in a cast and let the tendon heal. This would appear to be the information out there on the internet also.
He suggested the decision is usually based on age and what is wanted to be achieved after healing - ie do I want to start jogging again?
Not sure. Not sure at all?

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