Modified percutaneous repair of ruptured Achilles tendon
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Percutaneous repair of the Achilles tendon is now well established. Sural nerve injury is one of the commonest complications following this method of repair. We present our current method of percutaneous repair which permits a less invasive approach to the tendon, accurate opposition of the tendon ends, and minimises the chance of sural nerve injury.
KeywordsPercutaneous Achilles Tendon Repair
We would like to thank the Department of Medical Illustration at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for their assistance with this manuscript. We would also like to thank Mr. Dave Harris QA Manager at Tyco healthcare for his provision of the technical data on the Maxon suture. The patient has given their written consent for the photographic images used for publication. The authors have received no funding for the study.
The authors can confirm that there are no competing interests. We thank Sportsmed (UK) for the support given.
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