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Tendon Lengthening & Shortening

We see a lot of patient’s who suffer from a tight Achilles tendon.

Did you know that if traditional stretching methods fail, we can perform surgery to lengthen your tendon

The Achilles tendon is made up of two muscles, the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle.

About the Procedure

There are two types of procedures which can be performed, but with each one, it can alleviate the added pressure of a tight Achilles tendon.  The first procedure called and tendo-achilles lengthening is a minimally invasive procedure in which the entire tendon is lengthened.

 

A gasctronemius recession is a lengthening of only 1 of the 2 tendons encompassed in the Achilles tendon.  This includes an incision, about 6 cm in length.

 

With either procedure, you should expect to be off of your leg for about 6-8 weeks in a cast or a boot.

 

If you feel that you may be a candidate for a tendon lengthening, call our office and schedule an evaluation with our rearfoot surgeon, Dr Hurless

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FOOT PAIN, CALL OUR OFFICE OR MAKE AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT

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