Ruptured Achilles Surgery and Treatment

A ruptured Achilles tendon is a serious injury that can leave you sidelined for an extended period of time. That’s why the team at South Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center specializes in getting patients with this type of injury back on their feet as soon as possible.

Achilles Tendonitis and Rupture

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue connecting our calf muscles to our heel. An Achilles injury can happen when running or jumping, or even awkwardly stepping into a hole or off a curb.

There are two common types of Achilles tendon injuries.

  • Achilles tendonitis: less severe than a rupture, this occurs when the Achilles tendon remains intact but is heavily stressed from overuse. This manner of injury typically responds well to treatments combining medication and physical therapy.
  • Achilles rupture: partial or total tear of the tendon accompanied by severe pain and an inability to bend the foot downward or stand on the toes.

Ruptured Achilles Treatment

A ruptured Achilles is one of the many foot and ankle treatments our doctors specialize in treating with both surgical and non-surgical techniques.

A ruptured Achilles surgery involves making an incision in the lower leg and stitching the tendon back together. Physical rehabilitation then follows to strengthen the muscles and tendon.

Non-surgical treatments generally include resting the Achilles tendon with a walking boot or crutches.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have ruptured your Achilles tendon, schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your options and learn more about the surgery, rehabilitation, and other treatments. Our board-certified surgeons will develop a treatment and rehab plan specific to your case and have you back on your feet before you know it.

Request an appointment with the professionals at South Carolina Sports Medicine if you’re experiencing pain or are dealing with an injury. Call our facility at (843) 572-2663 for more information about our services.
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