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Diagnosed with Achiles rupture, scheduled for surgery. Heel turned purplish. Matter of concern?

I had been diagnosed with an achiles rupture on Tuesday and am schedule for surgery Wednesday of next week; however, I am conconerned now because the area on the inside of foot , near the heal, has turned a dark red/purplish color. Is this apart of having a broken achiles or should I go to the emergency room as this mean something has worsened?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

If there is infection near heel then you may need to wait for surgery.
Its not a emergency surgery,so you need to consult doctor and confirm that there is no infection in swelling .
Apply a supportive splint and keep limb elevated to reduce pressure.

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Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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