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If you have a
ruptured Achilles tendon, instead of having surgery you may use a cast, splint,
brace, walking boot, or other device that will keep your lower leg from moving. This is called immobilization. When immobilized over a period of months, the Achilles tendon
can slowly reattach and heal.
Immobilization is a wise treatment choice for some people. For others, it may not be the best choice. When deciding on treatment for your tendon rupture, think about how active you are and how much leg strength you need at home or at work. Also consider your
age and your overall health.
Think about the following facts when you decide whether surgery or
immobilization is best for you.
Immobilization is usually followed by a rehabilitation program. This may include stretching, exercising, and
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical Reviewer David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.