J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2015 Sep;19(3):114-117. 10.14193/jkfas.2015.19.3.114.

Treatment of Massive Defect in Achilles Tendon with Tendon Allograft: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jahn@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Deep infection of Achilles tendon is one of the serious complications that occur after open repair of the tendon. It sometimes leads to a very large tendon defect during the course of treatment. We report on a case of massive defect in Achilles tendon, which was successfully treated with Achilles tendon allograft and flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer.

Keyword

Achilles tendon; Deep infection; Open repair; Achilles tendon allograft; Flexor hallucis longus

MeSH Terms

Achilles Tendon*
Allografts*
Tendon Transfer
Tendons*
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