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Achilles tendon rupture and treatment

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At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, we've seen athletes make a full recovery from a ruptured Achilles. The way we treat the injury is different from most other places, (including the clinic that operated on Kobe Bryant). The most common approach is to open up the wound, unfortunately losing valuable cells and growth factors that the body has produced around the injury site to begin the repair process.

We treat the rupture with a percutaneous technique of suture repair through small portals. This way, we reduce scarring and risk of infection and most importantly, we take advantage of the body's own natural ability to heal itself. A detailed physical therapy program following surgery is essential to encourage full healing and return to competitive sports. Our results of percutaneous Achilles tendon repair have been superb, with only 6 traumatic re-ruptures in twenty years of repairs.

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