This book will serve as an excellent pocket reference when repairing disorders of the Achilles and aimed general orthopedic surgeons and specialist who require a useful easy reference for these procedures.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for the achilles tendon represents a novel approach to treatment of orthopedic problems in the Achilles tendon. The gradual change of philosophy in the management of ankle surgery means that patients require a less invasive approach to surgery and a consequent improvement in recovery time. Describing the techniques and, importantly, the indications for minimally invasive procedures for the management of achilles tendon ailments, this book explains the management of various conditions and how they can be approached using minimally invasive techniques.This handbook provides an instant reference source for specialists and trainees alike, for those needing a ‘to the point’ companion when performing when treating disorders of the achilles tendon.
1 Endoscopic assisted percutaneous Achilles tendon repair.- 2 Percutaneous repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures.- 3 Minimally invasive semitendinosus tendon graft augmentation for reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon.- 4 Minimally invasive Achilles tendon reconstruction using the peroneus brevis tendon graft.- 5 Free hamstrings tendon transfer and interference screw fixation for less invasive reconstruction of chronic avulsions of the Achilles tendon.- 6 Percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies for chronic Achilles tendinopathy.- 7 Minimally invasive stripping for chronic Achilles tendinopathy.