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  • Writer's pictureSteven Kent

Achilles Tendon Rupture: When Can I Return to Sport?

This video outlines what percentage of people return to sport after an Achilles tendon rupture. It also reveals the time it takes on average to return to play. Achilles rupture is a devastating injury, taking NBA players 10.5 months on average to return after an Achilles tendon repair.

The information in this video is based on the article:

Zellers JA, Carmont MR, Grävare

Silbernagel K. Return to play post-Achilles tendon rupture: a systematic review and meta-analysis of rate and measures of return to play. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Nov;50(21):1325-1332. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096106. Epub 2016 Jun 3. PMID: 27259751; PMCID: PMC5136353.

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