Achilles Tendon Lengthening

Overview

This procedure is designed to treat problems with the Achilles tendon, such as chronic tendonitis or a short or contracted Achilles tendon. A series of cuts is created in the tendon to allow it to stretch and lengthen.

Preparation

The patient is positioned so that the back of the ankle is clearly visible to the surgeon. Anesthesia is administered, and the area is cleaned and sterilized.

Treating the Tendon

The surgeon makes several small incisions through the skin, cutting through sections of the Achilles tendon in multiple places. This will allow the tendon to stretch but not tear. As the tendon heals, it will become longer.

End of Procedure and After Care

The incisions are closed with sutures or surgical staples, and the leg is bandaged. A brace or cast may be necessary to immobilize the leg. Recovery time generally takes at least 6 weeks.

TYPES OF INJURIES WE TREAT

ELBOW CONDITIONS

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Elbow Bursitis
Inflammation of the Biceps Tendon at the Elbow
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Medial Apophysitis
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
Osteomyelitis
Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
Triceps Tendonitis

ELBOW PROCEDURES

Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa
Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

FOOT, ANKLE CONDITIONS

Achilles Tendon Injuries
Ankle Sprains
Bunion
Bunionette Deformity
Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy
Claw Toe
Fracture of the Talus
Hammer Toe
LisFranc Fracture-Dislocation
Navicular Stress Fracture

FOOT, ANKLE PROCEDURES

Achilles Tendon Lengthening
Ankle Fracture Surgery
Ankle Fusion, Transfibular
Anthroscopy of the Ankle
Cheilectiomy
First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint
Gastrocenemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
Subtalar Fusion
Talar Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
TightRope Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis

HAND CONDITIONS

Boxers Fracture
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Finger Dislocation
Trigger Digit
Wrist Sprain

HAND PROCEDURES

Scaphoid Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)

HIP AND THIGH CONDITIONS

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

KNEE CONDITIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
Meniscus Tear
Patellar Fracture
Patellar Tendinitis
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Quadriceps Tendon Tear

KNEE PROCEDURES

ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)
ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring Using ARTHROTEK® and EZLoc™ Devices
Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
Arthroscopy (Overview)
Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
Partial Knee Replacement (using OXFORD® implant)
Partial Meniscectomy
Patellofemoral Replacement
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
Uni Knee Resurfacing (Encore EPIK®)
Uni Knee Resurfacing (Onlay)
Uni Knee Resurfacing (UniSpacer®)
Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
Biceps Tendonitis
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Hill-Sachs Lesion
Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Separation
SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
Subacromial Bursitis

SHOULDER PROCEDURES

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
Biceps Tenodesis
Glenohumeral Debridement
Intracapsular (Glenoid) Injection
Latarjet Procedure for Shoulder Instability
Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
SLAP Repair

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