Achilles Tendon Repair Rehabilitation Protocol Achilles Tendon Repair Rehabilitation Protocol (132 KB)

Timeframes for rehabilitation phases are a guide only and should be adapted to each individual patient’s progress, surgeon’s orders and with preference to err on the side of caution.

Treatment options listed are ideas only and should be adapted to each individual patient depending on age, function, sport, occupation and rehab goals.

Phase 1a: Weeks 0 – 2

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Phase 1b: Weeks 2 - 4

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Phase 2a: Weeks 4 – 6

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Phase 2b: Weeks 6-10

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Phase 3: Weeks 10-12

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Phase 4: Months 3 - 6

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Phase 5: Months 6 – 12

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References: Kearney RS, McGuinness KR, Achten J & Costa ML. A systematic review of early rehabilitation methods following a rupture of the Achilles tendon. Physiotherapy 2012; 98: 24-32.Suchak AA, Spooner C, Reid DC, Jomha NM. Postoperative rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Meta-analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005; 445:216-221.

These notes have been prepared by orthopaedic surgeons at OrthoSport Victoria. They are general overviews and information aimed for use by their specific patients and reflects their views, opinions and recommendations. This does not constitute medical advice. The contents are provided for information and education purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. Please seek the advice of your specific surgeon or other health care provider with any questions regarding medical conditions and treatment.