Pretty much what I thought, that the brace should offer some protection when set inside active ROM. I just thought it weird that neither of the 2 PT's I've seen would think one would help. Were you treated in the UK under the NHS like me? I was looked after pretty quickly. Had surgery within 4 days of my visit to ER. After care is a little sparse though, have not really seen the OS since the surgery on 20th Nov. That's really where this board has helped a lot.
Cheers for your thoughts and agree. The need to know when to do nothing is as important as the work done in rehab.
That's the last time I look at this board 1st thing in the morning with a bacon sandwich ! :-) Seriously though, clearest pic's I've seen of a complete rupture. Brings home what a big piece of "meat" the tendon is. How on earth did we all manage to tear that in half !
My ROM seems to be increasing steadily. Can only check it out by eye but I reckon I can move beyond 95 degrees now. Also not warn the brace for 3 days straight now. Not done much other than gone through the list of exercises 3 of 4 times a day but the leg's feeling better. I was going to go for a drive yesterday but the battery had gone flat. Will try again today. Just need to find some where to park where I can get out of the car...!
Happy rehab all,