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Severed Achilles tendon and horse riding

02/27/2006

Question:

Can intentionally severing an Achilles tendon cause one to never be able to ride a horse again? I am researching for a novel and need this information to continue.

Answer:

Torn Achille's tendons can be repaired through orthopaedic surgery. Athletes who have suffered this injury can sometimes return to a high level of competition provided they have a successful surgery and rehabilitation process. An orthopaedic surgeon would be a good resource for you to examine surgical techniques.

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Robert W Sweeney, MS, ATC Robert W Sweeney, MS, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Clnical Instructor
The School of Allied Medical Proffesions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University