The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery recently published a great article on radiofrequency micro-debridement. This article discussed the use of a Topaz micro-debrider as opposed to open surgical repair of the Achilles tendon. The micro-debrider allows for a tiny incision that can be considered a minimally invasive type of surgery. The study shows micro-debridement technique is just as effective as the open repair of the Achilles tendon. The micro-debridmemt is a quicker recovery and has less pain and swelling then the traditional open repair. We have been using the micro-debridement technique at Issaquah foot and ankle specialist for years and have been extremely happy with the results. Achilles tendinitis can be extremely challenging and frustrating for the patient. If you are experiencing foot and ankle pain in the Issaquah, Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Mercer Island, or any neighboring areas, do not hesitate to give us a call at 425-391-8666 or contact us online.