John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon
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Xanthomas are cholesterol deposits that appear in the Achilles tendon. High cholesterol levels can cause the formation of these cholesterol deposits, which appear as small lumps. Aside from treating the underlying cholesterol problem, treatment for xanthomas may require taking a biopsy of the lesion but leaving the nodules intact.