Gerard Hardisty Procedures – Achilles and Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles and Tendon Reconstruction
Tendon problems are very common in the foot. The tendon problems seen most frequently are Achilles, Tibialis posterior and Peroneal tendinitis. The Achilles tendon will often respond to physiotherapy with massage and stretching. Occasionally, injections into the sheaths of tendons may be helpful. Surgery may be indicated when symptoms persist, despite treatment. The Tibialis posterior tendon on the inside of the ankle more frequently requires surgery, as it can produce a flat foot deformity that if not treated early, can result in the need for extensive surgical reconstruction. The Peroneal tendons on the outside of the ankle can be injured with repeated sprains and, once torn, usually do not heal without surgical intervention.