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What happens to the scar tissue within Achilles tendonitis? Is it forever a weak spot?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Have it treated

Tears in the achilles or chronic inflammation can result in scarring, which is not as oriented or as strong as the natural tendon.
Many are using fat-derived stem/stromal cells plus platelet-rich plasma to be placed (via guided ultrasound) within the shealth of the tendon. New tendon often results which is stronger and flexible like original tendon tissues.

In brief: Have it treated

Tears in the achilles or chronic inflammation can result in scarring, which is not as oriented or as strong as the natural tendon.
Many are using fat-derived stem/stromal cells plus platelet-rich plasma to be placed (via guided ultrasound) within the shealth of the tendon. New tendon often results which is stronger and flexible like original tendon tissues.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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In brief: Yes

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Topical ultrasound may provide temporary relief of symptoms
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Scar is always weaker than uninjured tissue but the difference is often not functionally significant.
The achilles tendon is one area that is subject to the greatest torque and shear forces by virtue of the weight carried in this area which makes it particularly more vulnerable to repetitive trauma.

In brief: Yes

Scar is always weaker than uninjured tissue but the difference is often not functionally significant.
The achilles tendon is one area that is subject to the greatest torque and shear forces by virtue of the weight carried in this area which makes it particularly more vulnerable to repetitive trauma.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends

It depends on the amount of soft tissue destruction.
If the inflammation is controlled, soft tissue destruction and scarring should be minimized.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the amount of soft tissue destruction.
If the inflammation is controlled, soft tissue destruction and scarring should be minimized.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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