A Wound Complication After Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Lengthening Requiring Surgical Excision: A Case Report

Tiffany K. Hoh, Rex W. Hung, John S. Steinberg, Katherine M. Raspovic

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A percutaneous tendo-Achilles lengthening procedure corrects limited ankle joint equinus by decreasing the pull of the triceps surae complex. The standard technique using 3-incision hemisection described by Hoke is often used in patients with diabetes because of the minimal number of incisions and low risk of wound complications. We describe a patient who underwent percutaneous tendo-Achilles lengthening with a resultant open wound complication requiring staged surgical debridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-682
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017



  • surgical excision
  • tendo Achilles lengthening
  • wound dehiscence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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