Minimally Invasive Repair of Subacute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Report of 2 Cases

Natalie R. Black, Jie Chen, Karl M. Schweitzer

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Minimally invasive repair techniques are typically reserved for the surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures, with surgery performed within 2 weeks of injury. We present 2 successful cases of percutaneous Achilles tendon repair performed in the subacute setting. At final follow-up (15 and 18 months, respectively), both patients had American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society hindfoot scale scores of 100 and had returned to their normal and recreational activities. Percutaneous Achilles tendon repair techniques may have expanded use in the subacute setting, which may mitigate wound issues and infection rates associated with more open approaches, while still providing a quality repair to allow for the most optimal functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalFoot and Ankle Specialist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2023


  • Achilles tendon
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • percutaneous repair
  • tendon rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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