Achilles Tendon Repair
This Achilles Tendon Repair course will teach you:
- To repair the Achilles tendon and in that manner restore the extensor function, or plantar flexion, of the foot.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Achilles Tendon Repair:
- Sural nerve and/or lesser saphenous venous plexus injury
- Equinus deformity
With the following tips you might perform the Achilles Tendon Repair even better:
- Palpating the rupture gap
- Suturing the dorsal side of the Achilles tendon
- Flexor hallucis longus transfer
- VY advancement in case of chronic Achilles tendon rupture
- Crural fascia approximation
After studying the Achilles Tendon Repair course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Sural nerve injury
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Step by step
Achilles tendon exposure
Mark the skin with a linear incision of 4 to 10 cm, just medial to the Achilles tendon.
Palpating the rupture gap
The Achilles tendon may be palpated to detect the level of the rupture, though edema or a hematoma may mask this defect. This way the incision site may be more accurately determined.
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