Achilles tendon is the stronger and most historical tendon on the human body.
Conservative treatment may lead to problem associated with re-rupture, lengthening of the tendon and poor function, whereas surgery introduces additional risks of wound breakdown, infection, scar adhesions and sural nerve damage.
A functional ankle orthotic device, applied in theatre at the time of surgery. The foot is positioned at 20 degree plantarflexion during wound healing.
The patient must stay at hospital 24 hours post op.