The rupture of Achilles tendon occurs most frequently among males age 30 to 50. The incidence ratio between men and women is about 4:1 to 20:1. There are two groups of people should pay attention to the risk of rupture: One is those who live a relatively sedentary lifestyle but are willing to participate in high intensity physical activity intermittently, and the other is those who live with low intensity physical activity for a long time. These two groups of people will have greaterrisk of getting rupture of Achilles’ tendon.
This patient is a kindergarten teacher who was injured during physical activity. He went to the hospital and the doctor recommended that he needed surgery. Based on his basic medical knowledge, he decided to look for other health experts who can provide a second opinion and the opportunity to recover with conservative treatment.
He went to UP Clinic because of the recommendation of a friend. Our orthopedic doctor and physical therapist explained to him the pros and cons of achilles tendon surgical treatment and conservative treatment. After careful consideration, the patient chose the conservative treatment method.
About conservative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture
The patient is still undergoing the rehabilitation process. Sports fans all know that the rupture of Achilles tendon has forced many star athletes to retire. But there is no need to will feel hopeless after the rupture of Achilles tendon.
In fact for most normal people with Achilles rupture, after receiving systematic and professional rehabilitation treatment, can fully return to normal life and back to their normal exercise regimen.