Minimally-Invasive Surgical Repair for Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Since my ATR I have been scouring the net looking for all sorts of info related to this injury. I thought I would share this link I found a few days ago. It’s a brief run-down about minimally invasive surgery for Achilles ruptures. There is a little video as well showing the procedure. Was wondering how many of us have had this type of surgery. I know I didn’t have this type.


From the Hospital For Special Surgery in New York City [lot of connections to pro sports teams]
Here’s the link—>

Am I the only niteowl up at this hour?

6 Comments so far

  1. MarilynRD on November 13th, 2008

    Hi M,
    Yes, my surgery was supposed to have a min scar but woke up to find out that it was longer than expected, as if I ruptured. I was also told by one Doc at a party to try the Special Surgery Hospital and when I went back to my Doc in Baltimore, he said that he performs more of them (one a week) than does the folks there and that’s when he told me about the Book Chapter he wrote in “The Achilles Tendon”. I also donated a piece of my tendon to one of the studies looking at the physiology of the diseased tendon….hope that is not the real reason I got cut more!:) I think I had more damage than he expected….but as an aside to all this “miminally invasive stuff”….many many times folks who are supposed to get them don’t in the end…like the knee replacements…but i do think it is improving. Point is, if you sign for it, it may not happen as miminally as you expected. (IMHO)

    Yes, I am a night owl after doing 3rd shift for years….

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  3. maestro on November 13th, 2008

    3rd shift for 14 years

  4. Richard on November 15th, 2008

    Now then Maestro,
    We’re over the bridge!!


  5. maestro on November 16th, 2008

    I didn’t notice till you mentioned it. Thx. Welcome to Beautiful Brooklynnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. cliff on November 18th, 2008

    I talked with my doc about the minimally invasive surgery. He pointed out that there were just as many complications (but different) with Percutaneous surgeries and it might not be as effective. I was mainly interested in surgery recovery time (getting back to work) and their seemed to be little difference.

    In the end, I decided to let the expert be the expert and went with the open surgery the doc recommended. Strangely, my scar ended up being much smaller than I expected.

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