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Reconstruction of a chronically ruptured Achilles tendon using an internal brace: a case report

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Title
Reconstruction of a chronically ruptured Achilles tendon using an internal brace: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1610-6
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Shuichi Chida, Hitoshi Suzuki, Moto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Sakuraba, Hideji Kura, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada

Abstract

We reconstructed a chronically ruptured Achilles tendon and the associated scar tissue using braided polyblend polyethylene sutures (FiberWire; Arthrex Inc.; Naples, FL, USA) and anchors. A 68-year-old Japanese man, who was being treated for right Achilles tendinosis, felt pain in his Achilles tendon when walking and started to find plantar flexion of his ankle joint difficult. As his symptoms persisted, he visited us after 4 weeks. Surgery and orthotic therapy were recommended, but he did not want to undergo these treatments. However, he began to find walking difficult and so underwent surgery 6 months after suffering the injury. The interior of the tendon was curetted, and the ruptured region was subjected to plication using the surrounding scar tissue. Using the percutaneous Achilles repair system (Arthrex Inc.), FiberWire sutures were inserted, and two skin incisions were made on the medial and lateral sides of his calcaneus in the region surrounding the Achilles tendon attachment. SutureLasso (Arthrex Inc.) was passed through, and the proximal FiberWire suture was relayed and fixed with 4.75-mm SwiveLock (Arthrex Inc.). After surgery, his foot was fixed in plaster at 20° plantar flexion of his ankle joint. The plaster was removed 1 week after surgery, and after-treatment was initiated with active dorsiflexion training. No orthosis was used after surgery. As of 16 postoperative months, no re-rupture had occurred. This method might allow post-treatment rehabilitation, and so on, to occur earlier, and, hence, could become an option for the reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons.

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Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Other 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 14 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 13%
Engineering 2 5%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 38%

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