ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
Repairing an Achilles Tendon Rupture Using the Partial Lindholm Technique Augmented by the Plantaris Tendon: A Case Report
1 Dumlupınar University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kütahya, Turkey.  
Eurasian J Med 2008; 40: 148-150

Key Words: Achilles rupture, Plantaris tendon, Lindholm technique
Abstract

Many techniques have been described for the treatment of an acute achilles tendon rupture, but there is unfortunately no agreement between orthopedic surgeons regarding the best repair technique and post-treatment rehabilitation protocol. Overall, the surgical methods can be classified as either an open procedure or as a percutaneous procedure. While numerous techniques have been described for open surgical procedures, the strength of the repaired tendon, the healing time, the rerupture rates, and the changes in the range of motion due to adhesions may be the ultimate determining factors of the success of the procedure. In this case study, we report the results of treating a 35-year-old patient who suffered an achilles tendon rupture by combining two recently described surgical methods into a novel repair technique.

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