Torn Achilles Tendon

I tore my achilles 12 days ago and the surgeon reattached it the next day. It has healed well and swelling is minimal. Today they put me in a fibre glass cast for 4 weeks. I can then begin physio.
Is this necessary? If I stay off the foot, why can I not start rehab right away?
Thx. al.

Posted By Al on September 06, 2001 at 14:16:25:

Malleoloc for lateral ankle instability. Designed to prevent inversion and eversion. Malleoloc does not restrict plantar and dorsiflexion. Excellent for sports use.

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