Your Achilles tendon joins your calf muscle to your heel. You can tear your Achilles tendon if you land hard on your heel during sports, from a jump, or when stepping into a hole.
Surgery to repair the Achilles tendon is done if your Achilles tendon has been torn into 2 pieces.
Achilles tendon rupture-surgery; Percutaneous Achilles tendon rupture repair
To fix your torn Achilles tendon, the surgeon will:
- Make a cut down the back of your heel
- Make several small cuts rather than one large cut
After that, the surgeon will:
Bring the ends of your tendon together
- Sew the ends together
- Stitch the wound closed