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Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 199–203 | Cite as

Modified percutaneous repair of ruptured Achilles tendon

  • Michael R. Carmont
  • Nicola Maffulli
Sports Medicine

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Repair 

Notes

Acknowledgments

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.

Competing interests

The authors can confirm that there are no competing interests. We thank Sportsmed (UK) for the support given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Hartshill Orthopaedic Surgical UnitUniversity Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of MedicineStoke on TrentUK

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