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Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report

Publication ,  Journal Article
Alencar Mendes de Carvalho, K; Schmidt, E; Ehret, A; Chun Kim, K; Barbachan Mansur, NS; De César Netto, C
Published in: Journal of the Foot & Ankle
December 20, 2022

A 56-year-old male was admitted to an outpatient clinic five months after feeling a snap in his right heel while walking in the yard. Clinical and imaging evaluation demonstrated a discontinuity of Achilles tendon (AT). The measured gap between the insertion and the proximal stump was 13cm. The patient underwent reconstruction using a bio-absorbable synthetic graft associated with a Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) transfer. Good functional outcomes were noted. Achilles tendon reconstruction with the biosynthetic flexible band proved feasible for massive tendon defects by inserting a biological scaffold for native tendon healing, improving postoperative recovery and strength. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

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Journal of the Foot & Ankle

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EISSN

2675-2980

Publication Date

December 20, 2022

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start / End Page

288 / 294

Publisher

Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe)
 

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Alencar Mendes de Carvalho, K., Schmidt, E., Ehret, A., Chun Kim, K., Barbachan Mansur, N. S., & De César Netto, C. (2022). Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 16(3), 288–294. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2022.v16.1655
Alencar Mendes de Carvalho, Kepler, Eli Schmidt, Amanda Ehret, Ki Chun Kim, Nacime Salomão Barbachan Mansur, and César De César Netto. “Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report.” Journal of the Foot & Ankle 16, no. 3 (December 20, 2022): 288–94. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2022.v16.1655.
Alencar Mendes de Carvalho K, Schmidt E, Ehret A, Chun Kim K, Barbachan Mansur NS, De César Netto C. Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report. Journal of the Foot & Ankle. 2022 Dec 20;16(3):288–94.
Alencar Mendes de Carvalho, Kepler, et al. “Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report.” Journal of the Foot & Ankle, vol. 16, no. 3, Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe), Dec. 2022, pp. 288–94. Crossref, doi:10.30795/jfootankle.2022.v16.1655.
Alencar Mendes de Carvalho K, Schmidt E, Ehret A, Chun Kim K, Barbachan Mansur NS, De César Netto C. Achilles tendon reconstruction using a biosynthetic graft: a case report. Journal of the Foot & Ankle. Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe); 2022 Dec 20;16(3):288–294.

Published In

Journal of the Foot & Ankle

DOI

EISSN

2675-2980

Publication Date

December 20, 2022

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start / End Page

288 / 294

Publisher

Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe)