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Techniques in Orthopaedics:
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Achilles Tendon Repair Using Nonabsorbable Suture Loop for Modified Giftbox Technique

Miller, Timothy L. MD*,†; Harwood, Jared L. MD; Harrison, Ryan K. MD; Nerone, Vincent S. DPM

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Abstract

The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body, but also one of the most commonly injured. Both surgical and nonoperative options for treatment have been described. End to end Achilles tendon repair with suture is the gold standard approach to open surgical intervention, with many techniques described. We describe a novel method of primarily repairing complete Achilles tendon ruptures. Our “suture loop technique” is performed by using a modified giftbox suture configuration.

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