Achilles tendonitis may lead to Achilles tendon rupture, which is a partial or complete tear of the tendon. This condition usually causes a severe and sharp pain, requiring surgical repair for treatment.
Any form of surgery includes risks such as bleeding, infection or complications from anaesthesia. Other complications from tendon repair surgery may include:
- Nerve damage
- Difficulty healing
- Weakness in the calf
- Continued or recurring pain in the foot and ankle
You may also face additional risks, which vary depending on your health, age and the condition or shape of your foot, leg muscles and tendons. This may also impact the type of surgery that can be performed.
Speak to your doctor for more information on the risks and procedures that are recommended for you.