Case: A 16-year-old female competitive gymnast presented to our orthopaedic clinic with an acute Achilles tendon rupture at the myotendinous junction. Direct end-to-end repair was performed and augmented with a bioinductive collagen patch. The patient had increased tendon thickness at 6 months postoperatively, as well as significant improvements in strength and range of motion at 12 months.
Conclusion: Bioinductive collagen patch augmentation of Achilles tendon repair may be a useful adjunct for myotendinous junction Achilles ruptures, particularly in high-demand patients including competitive gymnasts.
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