Addition on TA repairs under Foot disorders.
There exists a controversy regarding the ideal treatment method for Tendo Achilles rupture.
Available options include conservative treatment, open surgery and minimal invasive repair. Review of literature recommends surgical treatment as the optimal strategy with particular attention to re-rupture and complications. Various complications have led researchers to devise minimally invasive and percutaneous repair methods.
At present, with the percutaneous suture technique, functional recovery is almost identical to that of open surgery, with a considerable decrease in post-operative complications. However, with these methods problems like re-rupture and nerve damage persist. Therefore we have developed and published (Ref. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific), Jan-June 2015; 2(1):22-26) a Novel semi-invasive technique which helps in eliminating re-rupturing and nerve damage and combines the advantages of both the percutaneous suture and direct suture technique. It complies with the anatomy and physiology of the Achilles tendon and also provides an optimal environment for healing.