Operation Information & Guidelines

Surgery: Achilles Tendon Repair

Times below are in Days

Hospital Stay - 1 Day

Elevate Foot - 7 Days

Bandages / Back Slab plaster - 14 Days

Times in Weeks

NO Driving

6 Weeks (R)

3 Weeks (L)

Off Work

- Office 2-3 Weeks

- Standing occupation 6-8 Weeks

Crutches 2-3 Weeks

Non Weight Bearing 2 Weeks

Partial Weight Bearing 4 Weeks

Cam Walker 4 Weeks

Walking freely ~ 6 Weeks

Foot remains swollen 12 Weeks

Final result seen 14 Weeks

Take regular analgesia 4-6 hourly throughout Post-Op period.
Take 2 Panadol 1 hour before Post Op visit.

These timeframes should be used as a guide only and may vary for individual patients based on the nature or extent of the actual surgery performed and individual circumstances. Please contact Mr Blackney’s rooms on (03) 9417 0762 or Mr Chin’s rooms on (03) 9928 6450 if you require further information.