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How much time does one take to recover from torn ligaments and slight damage to the Achilles tendon resulting in 12 stitches ?

A metal gate bounched back in my ankle on Tuesday night resulting in a very deep open wound the whole way right to left around my ankle. I received 12 stitches have torn ligaments and slight damage to the Achilles tendon . The stitches aren't due to come out until the 3rd of aug. It's very painful and I can't put my foot to the ground. How long do I have to rest it for?? I'm due to go bk to work on Monday I'm a dental nurse so am in my feet all day assisting the dentist opening the door to patients and answering the phone. Ankle injury
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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your doctor treating you will be best person to guide you as he knows the extent of injury band treatment he has given
follow doctor's advice strictly
it is likely you have been advised rest and no weight bearing on the injured limb and you should not do it
you can walk but with non weight bearing device like only and that too with permission from your doctor
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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You cant go to work soon due to stitches and ligamental injury. so take rest until stiches remove.You cant give any stress to leg as there may chances of infections so take medical leave.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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