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New Option for Achilles Tendon Ruptures, Combining the Best of All

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Pellegrini, Manuel J., MD*; Butteri, Ana, MD; Chaparro, Felipe, MD; Carcuro, Giovanni, MD*; Ortiz, Cristian, MD§

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: June 2019 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 50–54
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000232
Special Focus: Innovations in Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Treatment
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Surgical treatment remains the standard of care for active patients with acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures. Minimal invasive surgery, rupture’s site hematoma preservation, strong fixation, avoidance of sural nerve entrapment, and early rehabilitation are essential concepts desirable for any Achilles tendon repair. Hereby, we present a technique modification that incorporates all these advantages in one single procedure.

Departments of *Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Hospital of Universidad de Chile

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital of Universidad de Chile

§Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Andes University Clinic, Santiago, Chile

Investigation performed at Clinica Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile.

M.J.P., G.C., and C.O. are paid consultants for Arthrex. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile, Clinica Universidad de Los Andes, Avda. La Plaza 2501, Santiago, Chile, 11711. E-mail: mpellegrini@clinicauandes.cl.

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