how does a ruptured achilles tendon heal without surgery?
Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:39 AM
Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:23 AM
Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:51 PM
my leg's fine. i'm curious though, about the 'knitting' process; what actually takes place? do the cells themselves rupture as a result of the accident? or is it a break in the bond between cells? how do cells bond together anyway? and how do they 're-bond' following rupture?
Posted 24 December 2008 - 05:26 PM
It's basically the same process and a bone break - the cells inhabiting the area go into overdrive and start laying down new collagen at each end of the rupture, and eventually they meet up. Like bone, tendon does remodel itself, so once the ends are fused, the union will be 'cleaned up' by the cells (removing stray fibers of collagen that aren't in the right orientation, etc).
Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:26 AM
what are the chances of some how tearing the inner stitches doing some rehab about 5 weeks post op? and how can i tell if i did that. i have no swelling and i am still able to do the reps w/o any issues
Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:22 AM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:44 AM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:49 PM
so, be careful when doing anything high impact and make sure you rehab properly!
good luck =]
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