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Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair

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.

Causes

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.

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Patient stories

Mr Ajis is a great surgeon, he listens to any concern you may have and explains what is going to happen also gives great care... He suggested a fairly new procedure that wasn't available on the NHS but he pushed me through and he and his team have worked wonders, I am now healing very well and pain-free in my ankle after 6 years!

Written by a patient at BMI Goring Hall Hospital

Mr Ajis was very informative and reassuring about my surgery. He was professional at all times and allowed time for me to have all my questions answered without feeling rushed.

Written by a patient at BMI Goring Hall Hospital