Functional Rehabilitation Protocol

Following repair of the tendon intraoperatively, the patient is placed into a bulky splint in 20 degrees of plantarflexion in order to minimize swelling and maximize skin perfusion.31 The patient is non-weight bearing on the operative side and is instructed to keep the leg elevated in order to minimize wound complications. At 2 weeks, the postoperative splint is removed and the patient is placed into a removable cam walker. The goal at this time is to allow the patient to begin weight bearing...