For Patients with Chronic painful Achilles or Patella Tendonitis
What is the tendon scraping procedure like?
It is a minimally-invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia through a 2 mm long skin incision. The deep side of the tendon is visualized and the fat, blood vessels and nerves which cause pain and prevent the tendon from gliding well are scraped away from the deep side of the tendon. Scraping is guided by findings on ultrasound.
How long does it take to recover?
The procedure takes one hour and since the procedure is performed outside the tendon, the rehabilitation protocol is faster than other tendon procedures. Most patients can return to sport within 2-4 weeks.