Are you limping around due to an Achilles tendon injury? At Mission Peak Orthopaedics, we specialize in treating 94538 tendon injury and all types of sports injuries. Our practice is a growing multi-specialty orthopaedics office in Fremont dedicated to musculoskeletal care. With origins in sports medicine and arthroscopy, we are a team of fellowship-trained physicians specializing in orthopaedic surgery, podiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. We are dedicated to serving our neighborhood with the most advanced and innov
ative care. We use a wide variety of treatments, from non-surgical to minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery with the goal of restoring you to full function as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
An Achilles tendon tear is a complete rupture or partial tear in the tendon running along the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). Partial and full tears are most likely the result of activities that involve forceful bursts of jumping, pivoting, or running. The injury commonly occurs in individuals playing recreational sports. A tear can also be the result of direct trauma to the Achilles tendon as occurs in an accident or fall. The Achilles tendon may grow weak with age or prolonged inactivity and become even more susceptible to injury or rupture. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body. A tough band of fibrous tissue, it is also known as the calcaneal tendon or heel cord. The Achilles tendon is formed as the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue at the low end of the calf. Its terminal insertion is at the back of the heel bone and is cushioned by fluid filled sacs known as bursae. Although the Achilles tendon has an extraordinary ability to withstand great stress from running, jumping, and all of the daily activities, it is also prone to injury from overuse, degeneration, and trauma. For treatment of your 94538 tendon injury, MPO is the place to come for Achilles tendon tear repair.
If surgery is recommended for your 94538 tendon injury, the procedure will be done using arthroscopic surgery. A small incision, about the size of a grain of rice, is made and a tiny scope is inserted. The scope transmits an image of the joint or injury on to a large screen so your doctor has a clear image of the joint and the tendon tear. Repair of the tear is made using the same incision site, so recovery is much faster. In addition, you will experience a lot less post-surgical discomfort and the scar will be nearly imperceptible. You will return to your active life style and preferred activities quickly and with improved function and flexibility. Your post-treatment rehabilitation is an important part of your healing process. After the pain and swelling go down, we will prescribe specific exercises for you to restore range of motion and strengthen the muscles. Rehabilitation may also help prevent tendon tears again in the future. For a comprehensive treatment plan for all of your orthopedic needs, give us a call today.