Achilles Tendon Rupture Night Splint

An Achilles tendon rupture is a significant injury that can disrupt daily life and hinder mobility. Whether caused by sudden force or degeneration over time, this injury requires careful management and rehabilitation to regain strength and function. Among the various tools in the recovery toolbox, night splints have emerged as a beneficial aid in the journey towards healing and restoration of movement. In this blog post, we will feature our most recent addition of night splints: Achilles Tendon Rupture Night Splint and how they can contribute to a smoother rehabilitation process.

Understanding Achilles Tendon Rupture:

The Achilles tendon is a robust band of tissue connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone, essential for activities such as walking, running, and jumping. A rupture occurs when this tendon is partially or completely torn, often resulting from sudden movements, overuse, or degeneration due to aging or underlying conditions. The injury typically presents with sudden pain, swelling, and an inability to bear weight on the affected leg, making even basic movements challenging.

The Benefits of the Achilles Tender Rupture Night Splint

The Thetis Medical Achilles Night Splint is designed specifically to aid in the recovery of Achilles tendon ruptures. Here’s a closer look at its key benefits:

  • Enhanced Comfort and Sleep Quality: Unlike traditional orthopaedic boots, the night splint is designed to improve sleep by providing comfortable support throughout the night.
  • Advanced Design: Utilizing 3D printing and anatomical design, the splint is shaped to offer optimal support and comfort.
  • User-Validated Performance: Extensive studies have shown the splint’s effectiveness, with high ratings for stability, security, and ease of use.
  • Quality Assurance: Made in the UK, these splints are manufactured to high standards with ISO 9001 certification.

Intended Use:

Night-time splint to ensure the foot is kept in plantar flexion (foot pointed down) after an Achilles tendon tear. It is the alternate to wearing the orthopaedic boot to bed.

How to use the Achilles Tendon Rupture Night Splint:

  • Do not stand or walk in the splint. Do not over-tighten the straps.
  • Point toes then place shell on leg. Ensure you cover foot but not toes. Fastening patch sits over ankle joint.
  • Do up leg and foot straps firmly but not too tight.
  • Position heel in the hole of the final (ankle) strap.
  • Fasten firmly but not too tight.

Recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture requires patience, dedication, and a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation. This night splint serves as valuable tools in this process, offering support, pain relief, and encouragement for optimal healing. By incorporating this night splint into your recovery regimen and following the guidance of your healthcare team, you can take proactive steps towards reclaiming mobility and returning to the activities you love with confidence and strength.

For more details, visit Thetis Medical.

Is this the right night splint for you?

Book an assessment to see one of our pedorthists at a clinic closest to you. Our pedorthists can answer all your questions about the night splint and size you accordingly.

We are the only clinic that carries this night splint in Canada!

Call to book at (647) 201-6255.

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