Exercise is a preferred treatment modality for mid-portion achilles tendinopathy. Despite
this, as many as 44 % of achilles tendinopathy patients do not respond to exercise treatment.
Surgery for midportion achilles tendinopathy has for many years been done as an open
procedure. New knowledge resulted in a variety of minimally invasive procedures and the
development of endoscopic surgery.
In this study, the effect of non-open surgery and conservative treatment (physiotherapy and
exercises) will be compared.