The pain of an Achilles tendon rupture can be intense. It often occurs during a strenuous activity or sporting event and immediate medical attention is a wise decision. Another wise choice is seeing Dr. Vipul Dua for a tendon rupture. Dr. Vipul Dua is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and someone who takes a personal interest in your Wellness. Our practice provides state of the art non-surgical and surgical care, so that you may heal rapidly and return to your active lifestyle. In addition, our orthopedic care is second to none. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. If you are seeking a compassionate and highly skilled orthopedist, Dr. Dua is here to help you. He treats many orthopedic problems including cutting edge Hartford achilles tendon surgery
The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body. A tough band of fibrous tissue, it is also known as the calcaneal tendon or heel cord. The Achilles tendon is formed as the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue at the low end of the calf. Its terminal insertion is at the back of the heel bone and is cushioned by fluid filled sacs known as bursae. Although the Achilles tendon has an extraordinary ability to withstand great stress from running, jumping, and all of the daily activities, Dr. Dua explains that it is also prone to injury from overuse, degeneration, and trauma. Achilles tendonitis or the more severe tendon rupture are caused by repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon and may require Hartford achilles tendon surgery
. The structure of the Achilles tendon weakens with age, which can make it more susceptible to injury — particularly in people who may participate in sports only on the weekends or who have suddenly increased the intensity of their running programs.
Cross training and warming up before a sports activity may help prevent the injury, but when the tendon is torn or ruptured, Dr. Dua may suggest Hartford achilles tendon surgery
to repair the damage. A small incision, about the size of a grain of rice, is made and a tiny scope is inserted. The scope transmits an image of the joint or injury on to a large screen so your doctor has a clear image of the joint and the tendon rupture. Repair of the tear is made using the same incision site, so recovery is much faster. In addition, you will experience a lot less post-surgical discomfort and the scar will be nearly imperceptible. You will return to your active life style and preferred activities quickly and with improved function and flexibility. Your post-treatment rehabilitation is an important part of your healing process. After the pain and swelling go down, he will prescribe specific exercises for you to restore range of motion and strengthen the muscles. Rehabilitation may also help prevent tendon tears again in the future. For a comprehensive treatment plan for all of your Orthopedic needs, give Dr. Dua a call today.
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By Vipal Dua, MD
January 15, 2019