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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Abstract

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
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Tenotomy
Achilles Tendon
Ankle Joint
Wounds and Injuries
Debridement

Keywords

  • surgical excision
  • tendo Achilles lengthening
  • wound dehiscence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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A Wound Complication After Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Lengthening Requiring Surgical Excision : A Case Report. / Hoh, Tiffany K.; Hung, Rex W.; Steinberg, John S.; Raspovic, Katherine M.

In: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Vol. 56, No. 3, 01.05.2017, p. 680-682.

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