ID 109596
Author
Takeuchi, Makoto Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima
Suzue, Naoto Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Higashino, Kosaku Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Goda, Yuichiro Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima
Sato, Ryosuke Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Mineta, Kazuaki Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima
Keywords
Achilles tendon reconstruction
chronic rupture
semitendinosus tendon
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Achilles tendon rupture is a common trauma requiring surgical management. For chronic Achilles tendon rupture in particular, reconstructive surgery is desirable and several methods have been described. Here we present a case of chronic Achilles tendon rupture reconstructed using the semitendinosus tendon because of the difficulty in pulling down the proximal stump to reach the distal stump and due to an insufficient margin for hooking a suture to the distal stump. Postoperatively, the patient had a fully functional tendon and resumed his normal activities of daily living. Using this surgical technique, we expect favorable outcomes in cases of Achilles tendon rupture.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
61
Issue
3-4
Start Page
417
End Page
420
Sort Key
417
Published Date
2014-08
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital