Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Complication-free Achilles tendon repair.
  1. R. Cetti


    Fifty-one patients with subcutaneous rupture of the tendo calcanei Achillis were consecutively operated on with simple end-to-end suture using Bunnell's technique. The operation was performed under local anaesthesia. All patients were seen at follow-up four months after the operation. The complication rate was low compared to the ones reported in the current literature. It is concluded that operative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture performed under local anaesthesia is safe, economical and acceptable to patients.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.