The Achilles tendon is used in almost every activity that involves moving your foot. If you can walk, run, jump or stand on your tip-toes, make sure to thank your Achilles.
It's the largest and strongest tendon in your body, running from the calf down to the foot, and can withstand more than a 1,000 pounds of force. It’s an amazing tendon indeed. 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.
Achilles repairs procedures 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, that we helped develop in partnership with several manufacturers, along with advances in graft material. These new technologies and treatments have led to dramatic advances in the reconstruction of Achilles tears.