Pain and Activity After Achilles Tendon Treatment

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Out of 100 people who have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, 73 will not have any problems with pain, wearing shoes, or walking 1 year after surgery, compared to 51 people out of 100 who do not have surgery. 69 out of 100 people who have surgery will be able to return to the same level of sports activity over 1 to 2 years, compared to 68 out of 100 people who do not have surgery.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine