Emma had her achilles tendon surgery done three weeks ago and will be getting her cast off Thursday . They are going to make her another cast that can come off for baths etc, plus make her a AFO to wear in her shoe.
My hubby is not understanding why she has to wear a splint/afo long term, because he thinks thats the reason we had the surgery done, so that she wouldn't have to wear an AFO.
My question is, for those who have had this surgery done, do your children wear AFO's most of the time or do they just get physio regularly to keep the stretch?? I was thinking that a night splint, which is a cast, cut and velcroed so it can come off and on easily would be good and she would wear it at night while she is sleepig and during her nap. This would make it about 10 to 12 hours of wear.
Let me know what your experiences are and what your kiddies are doing post achilles tendon surgery!!
Thanks in advance~~