Complex Achilles reconstruction for massive soft tissue loss: allograft, autograft, and use of a temporary cement spacer

J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Aug;24(8):e78-80. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181c80a87.


A 36-year-old male sustained loss of the Achilles mechanism secondary to a crush injury. The patient was treated with early placement of a cement spacer in the superficial posterior compartment, which allowed for successful late reconstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Achilles Tendon / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Cementation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / instrumentation
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Tendons / transplantation*
  • Tenotomy / instrumentation
  • Tenotomy / methods*