The Achilles tendon is the human body’s thickest and strongest tendon connecting the ankle bone to your calf muscles. If you rupture your Achilles tendon, surgical treatment is one option that might help you get back. Let’s get started to learn more about it.
What is Achilles tendon rupture?
Achilles tendon rupture is the most common injury to the lower leg and ankle. It’s a tear or partial tear of your Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. The Achilles tendon can also be stretched (strained) rather than ruptured.
Most Achilles tendon ruptures occur due to an injury such as sudden deceleration, landing on another player’s foot, or a direct blow to the heel area. In addition, people who engage in high-impact sports such as basketball, football, soccer, and tennis are at increased risk for this condition.
An Achilles tendon rupture’s most typical symptom is a sudden “pop” sensation followed by pain in your heel or ankle. You can also feel lousy or have trouble walking due to pain caused by the muscle spasm in your calf and arch areas. Other symptoms may include bruising around your heel area and swelling after an injury.
Surgical treatments of Achilles tendon rupture:-
The surgical repair of tendon ruptures can be performed arthroscopically or open. An open approach involves cutting the skin and then making an incision at the back of the leg to expose the ruptured tendon.
The surgeon then cuts the tissue around the injury and repairs it with sutures or staples. Stitches are utilized to seal the incision, and a compression bandage may be used to help reduce swelling. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics both before and after surgery to prevent infection.
Achilles tendon rupture can be severe and cause significant long-term disability, so early surgical treatment of this injury is essential. Contact Dr Chetan Oswal – Orthowin Clinic, Pune for additional detail.
Dr. Chetan Oswal is an Orthopedic surgeon with exclusive expertise in the foot and ankle area. He has had his advanced surgical fellowship from the United kingdom. Complicated foot and ankle surgery are his forte. Dr. Chetan Oswal with his specialized training in foot and ankle reconstruction offers minimally invasive keyhole surgery for foot and ankle problems which enables patients to recover quickly & resume work/duties/sports at the earliest. Dr. Chetan Oswal assures them to treat his patients with all his medical knowledge and skills.