Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achilles Tendinitis


Who needs surgery for Achilles tendinitis?

Chronic insertional Achilles tendon pain that has failed conservative treatment.


What is the recovery like?

Patients are encouraged to walk right after surgery.

Physical therapy begins one week after surgery.


When can I run again?

I encourage patients to start running at 3-4 weeks after surgery.

The muscle will be weak due to months and sometimes years of chronic pain and minimal use.

Physical therapy speeds up recovery


Is there pain?

The first week is painful to walk, but you can walk.

Pain medications are taken the first few days as needed.


How big is the incision?

This is minimally invasive, so it is a small incision.


Where is the incision placed?

The incision is placed in the middle of the leg, around the calf muscle.

The procedure video can be seen here.


How do I schedule a consultation?

Contact our office and schedule with Dr. Kolodenker (949) 651-1202



Updated 2-10-2019