Author(s): Ma GW, Griffith TG
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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.
This article was published in Clin Orthop Relat Res
and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research