Achilles Surgery

Problems with the Achilles tendon can be quite painful and limit a sufferer's mobility. While more conservative treatment options are available, in some cases, the physicians at Perimeter Orthopaedics may determine that surgery is necessary to repair the torn Achilles tendon.

When a doctor performs surgery on a torn Achilles tendon, the goal is to repair the tendon. Because of swelling and inflammation, it may be necessary to delay surgery for about a week after the tear initially occurs.

During the surgery, your doctor will make an incision above the heel to access the tendon and sew it back together. After surgery, a cast or a walking boot may be necessary to allow the ankle to heel properly. This will typically be worn for between 6 and 12 weeks. Physical therapy and exercises may be recommended to help further your recovery and rehabilitation.

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  • Paul Spiegl, MD, PC

    Paul Spiegl, MD, PC Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Specialist

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    Daniel Nicholson, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Sports Medicine

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  • Tedman Vance, MD

    Tedman Vance, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Hand & Upper Extremity

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    Obi Osuji, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
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