Have you experienced a significant injury your foot and ankle making normal movement impossible? You may require surgery for Achilles tendon rupture. This surgical procedure is designed to restore the regular function of your foot and ankle by repairing a ruptured Achilles, the large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle.
This surgical procedure will help your Achilles tendon heal properly and inevitably lead to restoration in your natural movement. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step toward a full recovery.
Your surgeon will begin by positioning the back of the ankle for optimum visibility. An anesthetic will be provided to ensure you experience no pain during the course of the procedure. Before the incision is made your surgeon will properly sterilize the surgical site.
After the area is sterilized your surgeon will make an incision to the back of the ankle to grant access to the ruptured tendon. The underlying area will be examined and special instruments will be utilized to bridge the pieces of destroyed tendon. The ends of the tendon will be stitched together to set the healing process in motion.
The incision will finally be closed using sutures or surgical staples and the foot will be carefully bandaged. Your foot will require a cast for 4-8 weeks. The surgeon will provide post-operative instructions which mainly stipulate that you should avoid placing any weight on the injury.
In some cases physical therapy is required to restore the full function of the foot. Following treatment, you may resume normal activities anywhere between a period of 4-6 months.
Are you considering surgery for your ruptured Achilles tendon? Don’t live with traumatic foot pain–regain your livelihood starting today. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Scottsdale office!