Achilles Rupture Surgery

 

Achilles rupture is where the Achilles tendon, the biggest tendon in the body, tears.  This can be partially torn or a full rupture.

 

This surgery performed by Dr. Barnett was a very large Achilles tear about 7 cm and needed a graft, cutting the calf muscle, and transferring a tendon in order to restore Achilles function.

 

MRI showing the tear in Achilles.

Gap after cleaning tendon but before cleaning proximal structure

V to Y Achilles lengthening to bring tendon together

Amniotic graft application

Peritenon attempting to close around tendon.  Tendon (FHL) already transferred to calcaneus