• The Achilles tendon scraping surgical procedure is a successful treatment for chronic painful midportion Achilles Tendinopathy.
  • It is a mini-invasive procedure performed under local anesthetic through a 1 cm long skin incision. The deep side of the Achilles is visualized and the infiltrative fat, blood vessels and nerves are scraped away from the deep side of the Achilles tendon. Scraping is guided by findings on ultrasound and colour-doppler.
  • As treatment is performed outside the tendon, this allows for immediate weight-bearing and progressive increase in loading. Most patients can return to running in 6-8 weeks.