Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury to the lower extremity that requires appropriate treatment to minimize functional deficit. Available treatments of Achilles tendon ruptures include nonoperative, open surgical repair, percutaneous repair, and minimally invasive repair. Open surgical repair obtains favorable functional outcomes with significant potential for deep soft tissue complications, calling into question the value of open repair. Percutaneous repair is an alternative option with comparable functional results and minimal soft tissue complications; however, sural nerve injury is a complication. Minimally invasive Achilles repair offers optimal results with superior functional outcomes with minimal soft tissue complications and sural nerve injury.
- Achilles repair
- Achilles rupture
- Minimally invasive Achilles repair
- Percutaneous Achilles repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine