J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1994 Apr;29(2):690-696. 10.4055/jkoa.1994.29.2.690.

Reconstruction Of Achilles Tendon Using Fascia Using Fascia Lata Allogrft: A Case Report

Abstract

We had a female patient with soft tissue tumor involving large portion of Achilles tendon. After resection of tumor, Achilles tendon was reconstructed using an allogenic human fascia lata manufactured by Pfrimmer-Viggo. EMG findings on postoperative 8 months show marked improvement of function of medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles. Biopsy specimen of fascia lata allograft, which was acquired during TAL 8 months postoperatively, shows myxoid degeneration, a few lymphocytic infiltration and some foreign body giant cells. Functional, histologic and EMG findings suggest that human fascia lata allograft could be used to bridge defect of Achilles tendon being resected during tumor surgery.

Keyword

Fascia lata allograft; Reconstruction of Achilles tendon
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