Treatment of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

Controversy continues with regard to the optimal treatment for acute subcutaneous Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures. Treatment can be classified into operative (open or minimally invasive/percutaneous) and non-operative. Post operative splintage can be divided into cast immobilisation and functional bracing.

Surgery

The most common surgical repair method is explained here in this very clear and informative video from PreOp® Patient Education: