What is Achilles tenotomy?

Category: Surgeries


See also: Tenotomy

Achilles tenotomy is a surgical procedure done to cut the Achilles (heel) tendon. It is done to lengthen the Achilles tendon allowing the ankle to flex up and the heel to be placed flat on the floor.

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