Simone Moroni1, Fabio Zanchini2*, Fabrizio Sergio3 and Ottorino Catani4
1Division of Podiatry, Vitruvius Institute of Biomechanics & Health, University of Vic, Spain
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Luigi Vanvitelli University, Italy
3Division of Foot Surgery, Clinic Minerva, Caserta Italy
4Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Maria Rosaria Clinic, Italy
A Rupture of the Achilles Tendon (AT) represents up to 30% of total tendons ruptures of the human body. Nevertheless it has been estimated that only 1% of these ruptures are bilateral. The authors have presented a bilateral traumatic calcaneal tendon rupture, repaired using a modified, ultrasound guided, tenolig® tenorrhaphy, on a 65-year-old patient, who has been run over by a car. High resolution Ultrasound examination documented a bilateral symmetric mid-portion subtotal AT rupture without proximal stump migration, with 20 mm of longitudinal diastasis. Eight weeks after surgery, bilateral pain free active heel rise has been restored, thus weight bearing without crutches has been allowed. This case report has shown the effectiveness with such exceptional case of a bilateral AT traumatic ruptures. Treated through a USG tenorrhaphy with tenolig®, being able to avoid the use of a more invasive procedure, leading to a relatively short time recovery and lowering complications rates.
Moroni S, Zanchini F, Sergio F, Catani O. Bilateral Achilles Tendon Traumatic Rupture Treated with a Minimally Invasive Surgery via Ultrasound Guidance: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3354..