Acute achilles rupture percutaneous repair: approach,materials, techniques
Devries JG, Scharer BM, Summerhays BJ. Acute Achilles Rupture Percutaneous Repair: Approach, Materials, Techniques. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2017;34(2):251-262.
Closed traumatic Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury, especially in the aging athlete. Traditionally open repair has been recognized to offer a lower rerupture rate compared with nonoperative methods but with a higher complication rate. Percutaneous repair has been described to offer the benefits of open repair while avoiding the complications. The sural nerve is potentially susceptible to injury, and specialized instrumentation has been developed to avoid this event. This article discusses several techniques of minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair. Many authors have evaluated these techniques and the results are discussed here.