Biomechanical Comparison of Achilles Tenotomy and Achilloplasty Techniques in Young Rats An Experimental Study

Doğan A., Korkmaz M., Cengiz N., Kalender A. M. , Gökalp M. A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.99, no.3, pp.216-222, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background: Tendo Achillis lengthening is performed by means of Z-plasty in the classic treatment of clubfoot. In the Ponseti method for treating clubfoot, Achilles tenotomy is performed percutaneously for residual equine deformity. A randomized study was designed to compare tendon healing after tenotomy versus Z-plasty.