Achilles tendon rupture repair
The repair of Achilles tendon rupture is indicated when the tendon ruptures or is damaged due to trauma.
How Is the Surgery Performed?
The procedure is performed under regional anesthesia, and it takes from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete.
There are several surgical methods to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. An open approach is most frequently employed: the ends of the tendon are sutured with special strong sutures, and thus, a precise reconstruction is done.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- The sutures are removed after 12-14 days;
- Immediately after the procedure, the foot is immobilized for 4-6 weeks with the help of a special cast.