Aim: To report 20 patients who underwent repair of chronic rupture of tendo Achilles tendon with peroneus brevis tendon.
Materials and methods: Records of 6 women and 14 men aged 26 to 58 (mean, 36) years who underwent repair of chronic rupture of tendo Achilles tendon with peroneus brevis tendon transfer were reviewed. Patients were evaluated at 3, 9, and 12 months using the foot and ankle outcome score (FAOS) questionnaire.
Results: Out of 20 patients, 4 developed superficial skin complications which healed gradually in 3 patients, and 1 patient underwent skin grafting surgery. No patient had a re-rupture of the tendo Achilles tendon. At the 1-year follow-up, all patients achieved good functional outcome in terms of the FAOS.
Conclusion: Repair of chronic rupture of tendo Achilles tendon with peroneus brevis tendon transfer achieved good functional outcome.
Keywords: Tendo Achilles tendon, Chronic rupture, Tendon transfer.
How to cite this article: Aggarwal HO, Singh M, Sareen S, Vashisht D. Repair of the Chronic Rupture of tendo Achilles Tendon using Peroneus Brevis Tendon. J Foot Ankle Surg (Asia-Pacific) 2017;4(1):30-34.
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Conflict of interest: None