The Achilles tendon is the largest palpable tendon in the human body, and rupture of this tendon is not an uncommon injury encountered by foot and ankle surgeons. A number of different minimally invasive methods have been described for repair of the ruptured Achilles tendon. In this article, we describe a relatively simple, minimally invasive technique of Achilles tendon repair that does not require special instrumentation, the key requirement being that of a sponge forceps.
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