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OACM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Treats Achilles Tendon Injuries with Surgery and Conservative Care

OACM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Treats Achilles Tendon Injuries with Surgery and Conservative Care

by Bevon Findley (SU)
As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon is critical for walking, running, dancing, and sports. This tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel, and it can be prone to injury. An Achilles rupture is a sudden event that sounds like a pop and causes acute, severe pain. People who have a rupture often say that it feels like someone has kicked or cut their lower leg or heel. Ruptures usually happen in people from about age 30 to 50, more commonly in men.

Tending to Your Tendons

Tending to Your Tendons

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The components of our body work together to make moving a seamless process. Tendons are a part of this crucial system, connecting muscle to bone. These tough bands of connective tissue work with muscles to help us move our bones. Because of their importance in body movement, tendons are also prone to injury, generally from overuse. Tendons are found in various places throughout the body, but the most common areas that are prone to injury are the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and the Achilles tendon which connects the calf to the ankle.

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About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.