Pia Franz1*, Macarena Ulloa2 and Javier Gonzalez2,3
1Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad C.Ch.C, Santiago, Chile
2Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
3Hospital Base de Valdivia, Valdivia, Chile
*Corresponding Author: Pia Franz, Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad C.Ch.C, Santiago, Chile.
Received: December 12, 2022; Published: January 10, 2023
A prospective study was carried out in a general hospital, comparing the results in the management of inveterate Achilles tendon ruptures over a period of five years using a new minimally invasive technique.
A total of 74 tendons were repaired, of which 29 underwent minimally invasive surgery, with resection of the fibrous scar previously marked with ultrasound and suture of the tendon gap using the Amlang and Zwip technique. The results obtained were better than those obtained with open techniques in inveterate tears and similar to minimally invasive techniques in acute injuries in terms of postoperative complications, clinical measures, functionality and return to work.
The objective of this technique is to lead to an intrinsic repair of the tendon, resecting the fibrous scar of the defect and performing an end-to-end anastomosis under the concept of exacerbation of the inveterate injury. As advantages, this technique does not sacrifice other tendons, it is simple and inexpensive, and therefore, it can be used in any center.
Keywords: Tendon; Achilles; Chronic Rupture; Late Rupture; Minimally Invasive Repair
Citation: Pia Franz., et al. “Comparative Results of a New Minimally Invasive Repair Technique in Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.2 (2023): 19-23.
Copyright: © 2023 Pia Franz., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.