1505 Stonecreek Drive S Suite 104 Drive

Pickerington, OH 43147

614.866.8272

Morrow County Hospital 651 W Marion Road Mount Gilead, OH 43338

419.947.1707

Cardinal Center 73 Sportman's Drive      Marengo, OH 43334 

419.947.1707

Achilles Surgery

Achilles Surgery

Surgery to repair a torn (ruptured) Achilles tendon is conducted on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic. It involves making an incision or cut in the back of the leg above the heel to access the torn tendon. The tendon is then sewn back together. Surgery may be delayed for about one week after the rupture to let the swelling go down.

After surgery, a cast or walking boot is usually worn for six to 12 weeks. At first, the cast or boot is positioned to keep the foot pointed downward as the tendon heals. The cast or boot is then adjusted gradually to put the foot in a neutral position (not pointing up or down).

Specific gentle exercises (restricted motion) after surgery can shorten the time needed in rehabilitation.