Achillon for Achilles repair.
CPD/CME Points: 1
Operative repair of the acutely ruptured Achilles tendon allows controlled apposition of the tendon ends and restoration of the normal length of the triceps surae musculo-tendinous unit. This may be the preferred method of treatment in active patients and in those patients where the gap between the tendon ends does not close sufficiently with the foot and maximal plantarflexion.
The Achillon limited open repair technique permits direct visualisation and apposition of the tendon ends. It has the benefit of using a much smaller incision than conventional open repair techniques.
Author: Mark Davies FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Institution: The Northern General Hospital, Sheffield