The risks of Achilles tendon surgery include:
- Skin infection at the incision site.
- Normal complications of surgery or anesthesia, such as bleeding and side effects from medicines.
- Nerve damage.
- Risk of repeat Achilles rupture. This risk, though, is typically less than the risk after nonsurgical treatment.
- The possibility that the healed tendon will not be as strong as before the injury.
- Decreased range of motion.
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