Peritenolysis is the quickest Achilles tendon surgery to heal from. This is a great surgical technique for patients that are active runners or high-level athletes. This procedure has been around for over 30 years and basically involves freeing up the covering around the Achilles tendon to increase the gliding mechanism and gets patients to return to activities more quickly.
Patients return to normal activities in approximately 7-10 weeks -- this includes activities like running and jumping. It is common practice today for surgeons to remove part of the Achilles tendon or transfer adjacent tendon to help with this chronic tendinopathies. However the above described procedure is highly effective for managing patients with Achilles tendon pain. At Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists we have an on-site surgery that allows for significant time and cost savings. This procedure can be performed in less than an hour and has great long-term success rates.
If you are experiencing any foot or heel pain, do not hesitate to call us at 425-391-8666 or contact us online.