Allograft Reconstruction for Irreparable Foot and Ankle Tendon Ruptures

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Nicolas Octavio Torres, MD Cesar Cisterna, MD Cristian Ortiz, MD Giovanni Carcuro, MD Manuel J Pellegrini, MD


Tendon ruptures around the foot and ankle are relatively common and frequently misdiagnosed, causing patient consultation in chronic scenario. A widely vary of surgical techniques have been described for tendon reconstruction. To our knowledge there is no gold standard procedure, several drawbacks are associated with techniques that uses nearby tissue for reconstruction due to the sacrifice of healthy structures that can imbalance foot and loose strength. In consequence, tendon allografts appear as an attractive alternative due to less morbidity and conservation of nearby soft tissue. This article reviews the different reconstruction techniques and shares our experience in foot and ankle tendon allograft reconstruction.

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TORRES, Nicolas Octavio et al. Allograft Reconstruction for Irreparable Foot and Ankle Tendon Ruptures. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 12, dec. 2018. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2019. doi:
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