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Does an atraumatic EHL tendon rupture require immediate attention?

I have an atraumatic ehl tendon rupture. My dr gave me the option of repair it now or wait until it curls too much and have toe fusion surgery. I am not in pain but can feel the difference of my feet, especially when walking barefoot. Is it preferred to have it repaired right away? I am a long distance runner. Are there other ramifications if i dont get it fixed? XXXX
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
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Hi,

Yes, it is better to get it repaired early. Since EHL tendon is necessary to attain and maintain balance while walking and running so it may decrease the ankle strength resulting in difficulty in walking or running if it is not fixed. Surgical repair or reconstruction of EHL tendon is a reliable procedure that restores the ankle strength and function in most patients. So, it should be repaired without further delay.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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Does an atraumatic EHL tendon rupture require immediate attention?

Hi, Yes, it is better to get it repaired early. Since EHL tendon is necessary to attain and maintain balance while walking and running so it may decrease the ankle strength resulting in difficulty in walking or running if it is not fixed. Surgical repair or reconstruction of EHL tendon is a reliable procedure that restores the ankle strength and function in most patients. So, it should be repaired without further delay. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician