Tips, Quips, and Pearls| Volume 49, ISSUE 2, P208-211, March 2010

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An Uncomplicated Method for Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair


      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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