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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

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Vicryl or Ethibond for open Surgical Achilles Tendon Repair Volume 4 - Issue 2

Makgabo John Tladi*

  • FCS ortho and MMED ortho, Louis Pasteur Hospital, South Africa

Received: June 22, 2020;   Published: July 10, 2020

Corresponding author: Makgabo John Tladi, FCS ortho and MMED ortho, Louis Pasteur Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2020.04.000185


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The strongest tendon in the body is the Achilles tendon. Acute tendon rupture can occur and is found most commonly in males. Management of rupture can be conservative or surgical. Surgical management is often associated with wound complications that can occur early or later. By contrast, conservative management is associated with a higher rate of re-rapture. Various suturing open techniques have been reported [1]. Krakow, Kessler and Bunnel suture techniques are commonly used [1,2]. Cadaveric study has shown that the three techniques have no strength differences [3]. The surgeon should be aware of the risk of developing wound complications. Bruggeman et al. have reported that females, tobacco use, and steroid use are risk factors for developing wound complications following open Achilles tendon repair [4].

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