Had both feet done 3 years ago and within a year they grew back again. By the time I had surgery again they were bigger then original and on both sides of heel.
The second time done he went more aggresive and concaved the bone, so it would take longer to grow back.
Well after a few weeks back to work my achillis tendon ripped out of my heel,taking bone fragments with it. The tendon retracted 4cm up my leg.
They had to put 5 anchor bolts in to hold it there and now I am in a cast. I was told by another surgeon that previous Hanglands surgery was a factor and the other heel tendon could do the same.
Anyway, I do NOT recommend surgery and try to live with it. Try Orthodics, stretches and Accupunture first and surgery as a last resort.
This is my advice due to my bad experience with surgery by suppositly the 'Best' Orthepedic Surgeon. Good Luck!!!
In Reply to: Achilles Tendon posted by Gopal Master on December 12, 2005 at 13:15:14: