Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy

Abstract

Midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy is a chronic painful condition that can cause considerable mobility. An MRI scan is helpful in detecting the areas of the tendon that are affected by inflammation and degeneration so that these areas can be adequately excised. If nonsurgical treatment of 6 months or longer is not successful, flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer may be indicated.

Dr. Den Hartog illustrates this surgical procedure in a narrated step-by-step surgical techniques video. A case study of a patient with midportion Achilles tendinopathy is presented.

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