Achilles Tendon Lengthening

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle and the heel bone. Achilles tendon lengthening is a surgical procedure that aims to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow a person to walk flat-footed without a bend in the knee or bring relief to chronic pain. It is done by making small cuts at the tendons on the back of the ankle and as the wounds heal, the tendons elongate.


You may be placed under observation depending on the intensity of your initial condition. It takes at least six weeks to recover, and you must wear a walking cast with limited aggressive physical activity.