Foot and Ankle

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Importance of the Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the two main calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus, to the heel bone (the calcaneus). Common injuries of the Achilles tendon include tendonitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and rupture.

Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles tendon rupture requires a surgical treatment to repair the large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle called the Achilles tendon. This surgery will assist in the healing of the tendon and help restore the function of the foot and ankle.

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

Our fellowship-trained foot and ankle doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists completed additional training, specifically in the foot and ankle, and are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions. With this advanced training, our foot and ankle doctors, Dr. Padrta and Dr. Shirzad, are recognized leaders in the industry and have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your ankle injury or condition individually to your needs.

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To learn more about treatment options available for Achilles tendon injuries, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.

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Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained foot doctors, please use the link below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and preparation suggestions for your appointment. 

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