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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Lengthening

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What can be done after an unsuccessful Achilles tendon lengthening?

Why was it: Unsuccessful? Did it rupture? Did the original problem not go away? ...Read more

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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...Read more

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Had Achilles tendon lengthening surgery back in may. Was given levaquin today...Have had issues with cipro and tendons. Should I take it?

Had Achilles tendon lengthening surgery back in may. Was given levaquin today...Have had issues with cipro and tendons. Should I take it?

No: You should have informed the prescriber of your tendon issues, call them and inform them, i would imagine they would change your prescription as there are other options. ...Read more

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Had peroneal tendon and Achilles lengthening surgery on right foot and ankle 9 weeks ago and Achilles is still sore. When can I start driving again ?

Had peroneal tendon and Achilles lengthening surgery on right foot and ankle 9 weeks ago and Achilles is still sore. When can I start driving again ?

Backseat Driver: Those tendons are thick and don't have much blood supply so they take a long time to heal.Like with most surgery,rehab is the key to recovery. Are you seeing a physical therapist who can help you progressively improve your strength,flexibility and stamina?If not,get on the Google Highway and virtually drive around for the facts. But, really,you need some personalized attention with this. Patience! ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Mainly 2 options: Stretching vs surgical procedures see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to "thin and lengthen" your Achilles tendon?

Surgically - yes: Some surgical procedures result in lengthening of the achilles tendon, and as a result, the tendon becomes somewhat thinner than before the surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Achilles: Without examining you it is impossible to say definitively. See your treating physician for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more