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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.7547/0980216
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-222

Abstract

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.