Achilles tendon surgical revision with synthetic augmentation

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 May;18(5):644-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1085-5. Epub 2010 Feb 25.


In this paper we report about a 50-year-old patient who underwent a surgical revision procedure for rupture of the right Achilles tendon with the use of Ligastic((R)) synthetic graft in 1995, and in which a strong reactive immune response took place over the graft 11 years after. As far as we know, this is the first case described in literature of long-term follow-up inflammatory reaction after the use of such augmentation grafts in Achilles tendon repair.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / surgery*
  • Biocompatible Materials / adverse effects*
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
  • Reoperation
  • Rupture / surgery
  • Time Factors


  • Biocompatible Materials