The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in your body, running down the back of the calf, connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone. It's amazingly strong and can withstand more than a 1,000 pounds of force. But when it’s injured, it can not only be very painful but also put a swift end to mobility, as you once knew it.
University Foot and Ankle Institute is at the forefront of treatment for all Achilles tendon injuries. We have the most technologically advanced equipment available to diagnose and treat all Achilles injuries, from a mild case of tendinitis to a ruptured Achilles that requires surgery.
Although these are complex surgeries, the doctors at University Foot and Ankle Institute have extensive knowledge and expertise in Achilles tears and their treatment. New technologies that include special hardware, which we helped develop in partnership with several manufacturers, along with advances in graft material have led to dramatic advances in the reconstruction of Achilles tears.