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The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body. It stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. You can feel it: a springy band of tissue at the back of your ankle and above your heel. It lets you point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes.
It’s common for this tendon to get injured. It can be mild or moderate and feel like a burning pain or stiffness in that part of your leg. If the pain is severe, your Achilles tendon may be partly or completely torn. Achilles tendinitis is another type of injury in which some part of your tendon is inflamed.
Debridement with Graft Application: this procedure reduces the bulky tendonosis to normal tendon tissue with application of allograft ( arthrex amnion matrix, wright medical graftjacket, Osirus graft jacket, just to name a few ) Achilles tendon surgery greatly helps in the process of the surgery as well.
Topaz MicroDebrider: The Topaz is a minimally invasive, state-of-the-art procedure used to treat chronic tendon and ligament conditions such as chronic Achilles tendonitis and chronic plantar fasciitis. Topaz is typically intended for patients who have not responded to more traditional conservative treatments. The picture here presents the location of the MIS percutaneous procedure that does not require incisions or sutures.
Tenex: The Tenex procedure is a non-surgical, procedure used to treat chronic pain associated with tendinitis (tendon inflammation). The minimally invasive technique can reduce tendon pain by breaking down and removing damaged tissues with high-frequency ultrasound energy. Also known as percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy and percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy, the Tenex procedure is commonly used to treat tendinitis of the elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle, as well as plantar fasciitis foot pain.
In general there are many options to address Achilles pain, schedule a consultation with us and ALWAYS see one of our doctors at DocMartins to discuss your condition and create a treatment plan.
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For our patient’s convenience, we offer foot and ankle treatments for all kinds of conditions such as Achilles tendonitis in Adrian, MI, Achilles tendonitis in Ann Arbor, MI, and Achilles tendonitis in Jackson, MI. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.
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