If you are able to see a professional regarding the potential Achilles tendon rupture that you are experiencing, the actual diagnosis should not be difficult. For a podiatrist, the diagnosis will become clear after an initial examination of the ankle as well as some foot maneuvers to see how tender the area feels for the patient. If you are dealing with a rupture, you are going to need to talk with us at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic about your options for Achilles tendon surgery in Redmond.
While there will generally be no need for blood work to diagnose a rupture of the tendon, there will be a need for one or more radiological tests. Plain x-rays could be done to see what is going on with the soft tissues that are around the ankle as well as any injury to the bone or tendon calcification. An ultrasound might be ordered if it is necessary to determine the size of the tear and an MRI might be done if it seems as though there is more of a complex injury at hand.
As a professional podiatrist’s office, we will always do what we can to avoid surgery if possible. However, if you do have a rupture that needs surgical intervention, we will make sure that you are properly informed and understand everything that is involved each step of the way.
Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic regarding Achilles tendon surgery in Redmond at (425)482-6663 so that we can set you up with an initial consultation and diagnosis. With our friendly and professional staff, you will always have the best possible care to get you back on your feet in no time at all.