Achilles Reconstruction – Arthrex Biotenodesis screw with Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon transfer
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CPD/CME Points: 1
The Flexor Hallucis Longus transfer for Achilles reconstruction is a straight-forward and effective operation for salvaging various situations which have resulted in a deficient and defunctioned Achilles tendon.
The tendon is easily accessed and can be safely harvested as long as care is taken to identify and avoid the posterior tibial neuro-vascular bundle.
Despite the slightly more involved nature of surgery compared to primary Achilles repair the period of immobilisation and recovery are no different.
Author: Mark Herron FRCS
Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London