Achilles Tendon Repair Using the InternalBrace™ Principle

Surg Technol Int. 2017 Jun;30:325-328. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Abstract

Despite extensive research, the management of acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon remains an area of controversy, and there is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment. An InternalBrace™ (Arthrex, Inc., Naples, Florida) is a ligament augmentation repair using high strength sutures/tape and knotless bone anchors which encourages healing and allows early mobilization. This article describes, with video illustration, a knotless Achilles tendon repair technique using the InternalBrace™ principle.

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Achilles Tendon / surgery*
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Rupture / surgery
  • Suture Anchors*
  • Sutures*

Substances

  • Biocompatible Materials