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MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA DELLA CAVIGLIA E DEL PIEDE
A Journal on Physiopathology and Surgery of the Foot
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Chirurgia Del Piede 2005 March;29(1):21-4
Personal observations after 15 years using the ''Barbed-wire'' technique in the treatment of subcutaneous Achille's tendon ruptures
Errichiello C., Cerlon R., Morino L., Stivanello A., Crova M.
Aim.The results obtained during 15 years using the ''mini-open'' technique in the treatment of subcutaneous Achilles' tendon ruptures, are reported.
Methods. The ''mini-open'' access assures the visualization and the respect of the vascular and nervous system.
Results. It is always possible to restore the normal tendon length through the paratenonium suture so that it is protected from adhesions and its normal vascular system is guaranteed.
The method is suitable for recent and for 2-3 weeks old lesions.
This technique is very cheap, simple and quick; it utilizes usual instruments and cheap materials.
This technique uses 3 metallic pull-out with small anchors called ''Barbed-Wire''.
Conclusion. The main reason this technique (used for the first time 15 years ago) is preferred respect to others is its simple method, wide indications, low cost, few complications, surgeon and patients' satisfaction.