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Reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendon rupture using the semitendinosus tendon: a case report



Reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendon rupture using the semitendinosus tendon: a case report



Journal of Medical Investigation 61(3-4): 417-420



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.

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