Achilles Injuries on the Rise

October 19, 2016

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush foot and ankle physicians (Dr. George Holmes, Dr. Simon Lee, Dr. Johnny Lin, Dr. Kamran Hamid) have seen the number of patients with Achilles injuries increase by nearly 300 percent over a ten year period (from 2003 through 2014). This video features two athletic Achilles tear patients. To help combat these numbers, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has partnered with the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association to create "Ankles for Life," a program to help reduce ankle injuries, like Achilles tears and ruptures.

Visit for prevention strategies and exercises to keep your ankles healthy for life.