Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair using Arthrex Knotless PARS technique
The Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle joins the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is essential for normal gait and other functions. Rupture of the Achilles tendon can occur during sports or recreational activities. It often involves the middle of the tendon or the non-insertional region. Such ruptures are usually treated surgically, but can have poor outcomes due to wound complications and infection.
The Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS) is designed to repair Achilles tendon ruptures in a minimally invasive manner with minimal soft tissue dissection for a faster recovery and minimal complications. It uses an anatomically contoured jig which allows your doctor to accurately pass sutures through the skin into the substance of the tendon. The sutures used are color coded for organization and can be placed in a transverse or locking pattern enabling a stronger repair.
On healing, the tendon assumes a more natural shape and contour and the correct musculotendinous length is restored. This technique is ideal for middle aged people who have an increased risk of wound complications.L