Percutaneous repair of acute closed ruptured achilles tendon: a new technique

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1977 Oct:(128):247-55.

Abstract

The technique of percutaneous suturing repair of acute closed rupture of the Achilles tendon, as described in this article, can be performed under local anesthesia without using an arterioconstrictive tourniquet. Eighteen patients have been successfully treated with this technique, 12 having been closely followed for more than 12 months, and 8 for more than 24 months. Preliminarly, this technique for repairing acute closed Achilles tendon ruptures appears more promising than open surgical repair or short leg equinus casts alone due to tendon continuity restoration, tendon strength restoration,and minimization of postoperative complications.

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Achilles Tendon / surgery
  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anesthesia, Local
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Rupture
  • Suture Techniques