Endoscopic Recession of the Gastrocnemius Tendon.

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Journal Article

Gastrocnemius contracture is a common condition associated with painful overload symptoms in the forefoot and midfoot. Multiple techniques have been described for the recession of gastrocnemius tendon in patients who failed nonsurgical treatment. We present an endoscopic recession technique for the release of the gastrocnemius tendon just distal to the level of the musculotendinous junction as a minimally invasive operative option. This technique aims to decrease wound complications, unsightly scar, overlengthening, and postoperative pain, while having versatility for performing with supine or prone positioning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phisitkul, P; Barg, A; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 457 - 464

PubMed ID

  • 28367696

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28367696

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1071100717695108

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States