The management of chronic ruptures of the tendo Achillis often requires augmentation techniques. Open procedures on the Achilles tendon can lead to difficulty with wound healing because of tenuous blood supply and increased chance of wound breakdown and infection. This article describes a minimally invasive method of the reconstruction for the Achilles tendon using a free autologous semitendinosus tendon graft. This technique helps to preserve skin integrity over the site most prone to wound breakdown, and can be especially used to reconstruct the Achilles tendon in the presence of a gap greater than 6cm. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Minimally invasive reconstruction of chronic tears of the achilles tendon using semitendinosus tendon graft

Longo U. G.;Denaro V.
2010-01-01

Abstract

The management of chronic ruptures of the tendo Achillis often requires augmentation techniques. Open procedures on the Achilles tendon can lead to difficulty with wound healing because of tenuous blood supply and increased chance of wound breakdown and infection. This article describes a minimally invasive method of the reconstruction for the Achilles tendon using a free autologous semitendinosus tendon graft. This technique helps to preserve skin integrity over the site most prone to wound breakdown, and can be especially used to reconstruct the Achilles tendon in the presence of a gap greater than 6cm. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Achilles tendon
Chronic ruptures
Hamstrings
Less invasive
Minimally invasive
Semitendinosus
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