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ACHILLES RUPTURE / TENDINITIS

ACHILLES RUPTURE / TENDINITIS

Achilles Tendon Rupture Treatment Options

Surgical Treatment

Some patients may benefit from surgery to repair a fully ruptured Achilles tendon. The goal of the surgery is to stitch the tendon back together. However, in some cases, the damaged part (or the entire tendon) may need to be removed and replaced with tissues taken from another area of your foot.

Nonsurgical Options

For other patients, it may be best to avoid surgery. Nonsurgical treatment for Achilles tendon rupture focuses on allowing the tendon to heal naturally while it’s immobilized in a boot. Early functional weight-bearing is a key part of Achilles tendon rehabilitation for surgical and nonsurgical management.

Consult with Dr. Kennedy to determine which treatment approach will work best for you, based on your age, activity level and other factors.

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