Minimally Invasive Treatments of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Milap S. Patel, Anish R. Kadakia*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-424
Number of pages26
JournalFoot and ankle clinics
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Achilles repair
  • Achilles rupture
  • Minimally invasive Achilles repair
  • Percutaneous Achilles repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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