Bioinductive Collagen Implant Augmentation for Myotendinous Achilles Rupture in a Teenage Competitive Gymnast: A Case Report

JBJS Case Connect. 2023 Apr 11;13(2). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.22.00383. eCollection 2023 Apr 1.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon* / surgery
  • Adolescent
  • Collagen
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures*
  • Rupture / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Collagen