J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2020 Oct;55(5):436-443. 10.4055/jkoa.2020.55.5.436.

Long Term Result of Four Cases without a Staged Reconstruction of an Infected Achilles Tendon Following Repair

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

The main treatment of infections following the repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon is debridement of the infected tissue and reconstruction of the Achilles tendon after controlling the infection. On the other hand, some studies recently reported excellent clinical results after the debridement of the infected Achilles tendon without a reconstruction of the tendon. This paper reports four cases of a competent result after the debridement of an infected Achilles tendon without reconstructing the tendon with a review of the relevant literature.

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Achilles tendon; infections; debridement
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