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Acute Rupture of Achilles Tendon: Percutaneous Surgical Technique with Dresden Instrument and Rehabilitation

Mauricio Cataldo Muñoz1*, Eduardo Fuentes Morales2, Gianella Aceituno Benvenuto1 & Marco Higueras Contreras3

1Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Clinico IST Viña del Mar, Chile
2Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Clinico IST Viña del Mar, Chile, Author’s Department, University, Chile
3Department of Physical Therapy, Hospital Clinico IST Viña del Mar, Chile

Dr. Mauricio Cataldo Muñoz, Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Clinico IST Viña del Mar, Chile.

Keywords: Achilles; Rupture; Dresden; Percutaneous; Rehabilitacion

Abstract

Objective
To present a retrospective descriptive study reviewing the postoperative results, following its clinical and rehabilitation processes, to compare the results obtained with existing evidence, with regards to the surgical technique used and the use of heel lifts in the postoperative rehabilitation process.
Methods
A retrospective descriptive study was conducted on adult patients with a clinical diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture operated between 2012 and 2020. Clinical and epidemiological data were obtained. All underwent percutaneous repair with the Dresden instrument by the same traumatologist specialized in foot and ankle.
ResultsThe study included 79 patients between the ages of 20 and 74 years of age. The clinical diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture was confirmed in all participants using the Simmonds triad. Data were collected regarding the manner of injury, time before returning to sports and work, evaluation of the post-operative functional outcomes using AOFAS, user satisfaction, and postoperative complications.

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