International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Chronic achilles tendon rupture repair with plantaris tendon augmentation and anchor sutures: A case report and review of literature

2021, Volume 7 Issue 4

Chronic achilles tendon rupture repair with plantaris tendon augmentation and anchor sutures: A case report and review of literature

Author(s): Dr. BS Jayaram, Dr. Lokesh M and Dr. Karan CL
Abstract: The Achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in the human body. A chronic rupture can be defined as a rupture with a delay in diagnosis or treatment for more than 6 weeks. It is a challenging problem. Reconstruction of the Achilles tendon depends on numerous factors such as the gap between the debrided tendon ends, the presence of a distal stump, and the presence of scar tissue. Various surgical techniques have been described. Open surgical options include augmentation with free fascia tendon graft, fascia advancement, local tendon transfer and synthetic or allograft augmentation. Here we report a case of a 55 year old male patient with a chronic degenerative tear in tendoachilles treated surgically with repair of the tendoachilles rupture with plantaris tendon augmentation with anchor sutures and its functional outcome.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. BS Jayaram, Dr. Lokesh M, Dr. Karan CL. Chronic achilles tendon rupture repair with plantaris tendon augmentation and anchor sutures: A case report and review of literature. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(4):240-242. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i4d.2889
 
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