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FHL transfer for Achilles rupture

Methods: 24 men and 12 women aged 56 to 78 (mean, 70) years underwent FHL tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons by a single surgeon. Ruptures were secondary to trauma (n=20), long-term steroid intake (n=12), or chronic renal failure (n=6). Two patients had bilateral ruptures Indications for this procedure are generally for cases where additional mechanical strength is needed such as untreated Achilles tendon rupture with weakness or painful heel spurs (Haglund's deformity) that require Achilles tendon detachment to remove and FHL transfer is used to add mechanical strength to the repair In addition, FHL transplantation under endoscopy can be considered for patients with severe Achilles tendon degeneration accompanied by acute Achilles tendon rupture

FHL Transfer The FHL tendon can be harvested through the same single incision and utilized for the transfer. 14 Prior to repairing the Achilles tendon, the deep posterior compartment fascia is incised and released, exposing the FHL muscle and tendon (Figure 11) Among the autologous tendon transfers available for Achilles tendon repairs, the most viable options reported have been the FDL and the peroneus brevis in addition to the FHL The FHL tendon is ideal for use in neglected TA ruptures as it is: strong (almost twice as strong as the FDL) long (can be used to bridge large defects) contraction is in phase with triceps sura

Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for reconstruction

An FHL transfer is performed to augment an Achilles reconstruction utilizing Arthrex Tenodesis Screw™ technology. The tendon is excised either medially or laterally and transferred into a bone tunnel in the calcaneus bone. Final fixation is achieved with a screw from the Bio-Tenodesis™ Screw System Joshua Metzl, MD, (Denver, CO) demonstrates his technique for an Insertional Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair utilizing Bio-Tenodesis™ set for a Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) tendon transfer and Achilles SpeedBridge™ implant system for reattachment of the distal Achilles tendon As you may recall, I am 62 years old, I wrote-off my Achilles tendon, so I had an FHL Tendon transfer to repair the rupture. The FHL tendon connects your big toe to the FHL muscle in the calf. The doctor snips the tendon, drills a hole in your heal bone, stuffs the tendon in there, and uses a screw to anchor it (OBQ12.36) A 36-year-old man presents with fever, pain, and wound drainage 4 months after repair of an acute Achilles tendon rupture. A clinical image is shown in Figure A. Laboratory studies show an ESR of 29 (reference range 0-22 mm/hr). It is decided that he will undergo debridement and irrigation followed by culture specific antibiotic therapy

Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Tendon Transfer to the

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FHL tendon transfer is utilized to augment a reconstruction (V-Y, turndown, allograft) that both improves power and provides a new vascular bed. • If reconstruction is not possible in chronic Achilles tendon rupture, then an FHL transfer in isolation can be performed with the understanding that a 20 to 30% functional loss of power will occur. 1 Citation: Zhou C, Yang H, Zhou H, et al. Achilles tendon rupture using FHL tendon transfer endoscopically. Int Phys Med Rehab J. 2021;6(1):11‒14. DOI: 10.15406/ipmrj.2021.06.00271 Surgical techniques Make the posterior lateral and posterior inner portals according to the procedure described by Van Dijk et al.6 A 4.5mm arthroscop In this video, Dr. Selene Parekh completes an FHL tendon transfer to treat chronic Achilles rupture The transfer of Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon (FHL) is an established method for the treatment of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures. An extensive examination of power, strength, endurance and complications related to this procedure is presented Now, the FHL transfer kind of takes all this into one by using the Achilles tendon as – not so much as the main tendon but actually it’s transferring it out. Just like what you do for a posterior tibial tendon transfer and then using the FA – FTL, you are now using a different tendon in the same line as the Achilles

Achilles tendon rupture using FHL tendon transfer

  1. But in gaps over 6 cm long, adjacent tendons such as the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon can be transferred to the calcaneus to provide plantar flexion at ankle. In addition to the FHL transfer to calcaneus, bridging the gap between the ruptured ends of the Achilles tendon can recruit the triceps surae if the muscle has not scarred up
  2. To the best of our knowledge, we report for the first time that the short-harvest technique provides >70% (ratio 0.727) of the FHL tendon graft in the osseous tunnel at all times, even when then ankle is in neutral, resulting in sufficient tendon length for FHL tendon transfer to the calcaneus for chronic Achilles tendon rupture
  3. ed to assess postoperative range of motion, scar healing, and sensation
  4. Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer is a well-established treatment option in failed Achilles tendon (AT) repair and has been routinely performed as an open procedure. We detail the surgical steps needed to perform an arthroscopic transfer of the FHL for a chronic AT rupture. The FHL tendon is harvested as it enters in its tunnel beneath the sustentaculum tali; a tunnel is then drilled in.
  5. Background . Chronic Achilles tendon rupture is usually misdiagnosed and treated improperly. This study aims to better understand the treatment of chronic Achilles tendon rupture. Methods . Patients who were not able to perform a single-limb heel rise were chosen. Pre- and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were conducted
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The transfer of Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) in the management of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures has demonstrated good functional outcome, but an extensive surgical field at a vulnerable location may lead to increased risk for soft tissue problems. The arthroscopic FHL transfer may reduce the risk for soft tissue problems FHL Transfer for Achilles Rupture and Repair. Wenjay Sung, DPM discusses the anatomy and clinical examination for patients that present with Achilles tendon ruptures. Dr Sung also reports on the current literature in regards to treatment of neglected Achilles tendon ruptures. He also explains the surgical technique involved with an FHL transfer. the flexor hallucis longus muscle after tendon transfer in patients with chronic Achilles tendon rupture. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 20(4): 253-257. 13. Coull R, Flavin R, Stephens MM (2003) Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer: evaluation of postoperative morbidity. Foot and Ankle International 24(12): 931-934. 14 Peroneus Longus to Achilles Transfer. Edited by Paul Juliano, MD. Indications. In patients with a chronic Achilles rupture, the Peroneus Longus (PL) tendon may be used to reinforce or even replace the Achilles tendon. This procedure may also be indicated if the Achilles has been lost through deep infection or through severe or repeated injury requiring its removal 3.3. FHL tendon transfer. The use of FHL tendon has become popular in the repair of the neglected Achilles tendon rupture. In part it is due to the mechanical advantage compared to the other autologous transfers, as it has been shown to be stronger than the PB and almost twice as strong as the FDL tendon

Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Tendon Transfer is an autologous tendon transfer procedure intended to reinforce a severely diseased or mid-substance ruptured Achilles tendon. The FHL Tendon is released proximal to the calcaneus, sutured to the Achilles, and fixated distally to the superior-posterior calcaneus with an anchor Achilles Tendon Debridement And FHL Tendon Transfer May 16, 2007. I am one week post op after having achilles debridement & FHL tendon transfer. It all started following having my haglund's deformity removed last November, the pain in my ankle never got better following the original surgery infact it got worse. 4 months down the line I was still only able to mobilise for no more than 2 hours EPIDEMIOLOGY. Achilles tendon rupture accounts for 20% of all large tendon ruptures. 12) The estimated incidence ranges from 11 to 37 per 100,000 population. 13,14,15) Men are 2 to 12 times more prone to Achilles tendon rupture than women. 16) In a 2012 meta-analysis by Soroceanu et al., 10) the mean age at the time of injury among 826 patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture was 39.8 years

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  1. The diagnosis of an Achilles tendon rupture is made from clinical history, physical exam and diagnostic testing. Most patients who sustain an Achilles tendon rupture report a pop and a feeling of being kicked or shot in the back of the leg. On exam, there is a palpable divot or gap in the area of the rupture along with significant swelling
  2. So its hard to make a specific recommendation without the data, but these would be my three options: if mild destruction and <3cm gap - a long FHL transfer and Topaz coblation: If moderate destruction and 3-6 cm gap - Add plantaris w/Fascia lata or ham string autograft and if severe scarring and/or >10 cm gap - add Calcaneal-Achilles Allograft
  3. Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon to transfer for Achilles tendon repair. (A) The FHL is mobilized into proximal wound, then a 4.5-mm hole is drilled 1 cm distal to the insertion of the Achilles.
  4. Tendon Transfer (FHL to Achilles) This procedure repositions the flexor hallucis longus tendon, (commonly called the FHL tendon) to reinforce a diseased Achilles tendon. The FHL tendon travels along the inner side of the ankle and foot. It is responsible for flexing the big toe. Repositioning it adds strength to the Achilles
  5. Transfer of the flexor hallucis longus tendon as the only source of Achilles repair has gained in popularity and has shown great outcomes with proper tensioning and positioning. In a study by Oksanen and coworkers, they assessed seven patients who had an isolated flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for chronic Achilles tendon rupture at an.
  6. chronic Achilles tendinosis without rupture.7,9 26 This paper presents the first combination of these procedures including a V-Y Achilles slide to allow end-to-end anastamosis of the ruptured ends of the tendon and an augmentation with a deep tendon transfer of the FHL through a single-incision technique

Two cases of chronic partial Achilles tendon rupture treated surgically by excising the degen-erated part of the tendon and strengthening it with FHL tendon transfer will be presented. The results of the treatment were evaluated using the standardized AOFAS ankle-hind foot scale (American Orthopedic Foot Ankle Society) test and the ATRS (Achilles TRANSFER IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE Kirjallinen työ, 16 s. Ohjaaja: LT Heidi Haapasalo Marraskuu 2013 Avainsanat: flexor hallucis longus transfer, MRI imaging, isokinetic strength Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) -lihaksen jännesiirto on havaittu hyväksi tavaksi hoitaa kroonisia akillesjännerepeämiä Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer is the recommended gold standard repair because it is in phase with the Achilles tendon, it hypertrophies, and because of its proximity to the Achilles. Flexor hallucis longus muscle belly, however, is much smaller than the gastroc and the soleus, which has implications in terms of the ultimate power. Flexor hallucis longus transfer ± VY advancement of gastrocnemius. technique. excise degenerative tendon edges; release FHL tendon at the Knot of Henry and transfer through the calcaneus; residual h allux plantarflexion weakness ; Complications: Re-rupture . incidence higher with non-operative management (~10-40% vs 2%

5) Wapner KL et al. Repair of chronic Achilles tendon rupture with flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. Foot Ankle 1993; 14: 443-9. full article . decent outcomes, some lost strength Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer is indicated for reconstruction of the Achilles tendon with a gap larger than 5 cm. The tendon can be harvested at zone 2 or zone 3 by minimally invasive techniques with the advantage of minimal soft-tissue dissection. The tendon can be harvested under the sustentaculum tali by zone 2 FHL tendoscopy Purpose The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcome of single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer in chronic Achilles tendon rupture. Methods A prospective study of a series of cases of chronic Achilles tendon rupture that were treated with single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer, from April 2015 to December 2016. The study included 21 patients (15 men.

Endoscopic FHL transfer for acute Achilles tendon rupture: A hybrid model of treatment AFAS Free Papers Topic: Tendons Polyzos A., Gkoumousian K., Petrakis I., Eleftheropoulos A. General Hospital of Naousa, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Naousa, Greec Wong MWN, Ng VWS (2005) Modified flexor hallucis longus transfer for Achilles insertional rupture in elderly patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res 431:201-206. Article PubMed Google Scholar 10. Mahajan RH, Dalal RB (2009) Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of flexor hallucis longus transfer for the treatment of Achilles tendinosis rupture and the postoperative morbidity of the hallux. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective study was performed in the patients with Achilles tendinosis rupture who underwent the flexor hallucis longus transfer from January.

Chronic rupture of the Achilles tendon: a new technique of repair. Neglected rupture of the Achilles tendon. Treatment by V-Y tendinous flap. Late versus early repair of Achilles tendon rupture. Clinical and biomechanical evaluation. Flexor hallucis longus transfer for repair of chronic achilles tendinopathy Achilles Reconstruction with FHL transfer and Gastrocnemius Recession. By Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas FEATURING Brian Weatherby. January 6, 2014 Wapner KL, Pavlock GS, Hecht PJ: Repair of chronic Achilles tendon rupture with flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. Foot Ankle 14: 443-449, 1993. Cited Her D. FHL transfer with Achilles repair to the calcaneal insertion E. She is obese, so consider DVT prophylaxis F. Non weight bearing in a short leg cast for 6 weeks For the FHL transfer, here is the technique: An incision is made over the medial side of the foot. It is carried down through the subcutaneous tissues to the level of the abductor fascia A flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer is frequently used for the treatment of both posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and chronic Achilles tendinopathy 1,2,3,4,5.Multiple surgical.

Results: The functional outcome was comparable in both FHL and PB and there was no clear winner in the study. Conclusions: Predictably good results are seen with tendon augmentation procedures for Achilles tendon rupture. Both FHL and PB are equally good in providing good plantar flexion power needed in achilles tendon rupture 64-year-old female with prior insertional Achilles rupture repair with gastrocnemius recession and FHL transfer presents with recurrent pain and loss of strength following a difficult recovery. Sagittal T1-weighted (left) and fat-suppressed T2-weighted sagittal (middle) and axial (right) images demonstrate an intact FHL transfer (arrows) with. Seven patients presented with a neglected AT rupture, one with a chronic AT rupture associated with Achilles tendinosis and three with an AT re-rupture. AT defect after fibrosis debridement averaged 7.4 cm. In addition to FHL transfer, we performed an augmentation using the two remaining fibrous scar stumps of the ruptured AT Endoscopic FHL transfer represents a valid alternative for the treatment of both insertional and non-insertional disorders of Achilles tendon. AbsTrACT Many procedures have been described for operative treatment of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures (CATR) and insertional calcificant achilles tendinosis (ICAT) Main Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics Early Postoperative Results of Endoscopic Transfer of Flexor Hallucis Longus for Chronic Achilles Rupture. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 2017 / 09 Vol. 2; Iss. 3

Failed FHL tendon transfer in a 28-year-old woman with prior Achilles tendon rupture. (a) Sagittal proton-density-weighted fat-saturated MR image shows a truncated FHL, with a discontinuous appearance of the FHL transfer at its expected insertion onto the calcaneal tuberosity Wapner KL, Pavlock GS, Hecht PJ, Naselli F, Walther R. Repair of chronic Achilles tendon rupture with flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. Foot Ankle. 1993; 14:443-449 Surgical repairs of the Achilles fall into the following categories: (1) direct repair for acute Achilles rupture, (2) reconstruction of the Achilles with flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer for chronic ruptures or tendinopathy unresponsive to nonoperative treatment, or (3) débridement of degenerative tissue with partial calcanectomy and proximal calf lengthening for chronic insertional. A chronically ruptured or neglected Achilles tendon is defined as a rupture with 4-6 weeks between the time of injury and treatment [1,2]. An estimated 20-35% of Achilles ruptures have a delayed diagnosis due to unrecognized injury, misdiagnosis or late presentation [1,2]. Between injury and treatment, granulation tissue between tendon ends prevents apposition and fibrous tissue develops in.

The purpose is to report the outcome following reconstruction of neglected Achilles tendon ruptures in elderly patients with Flexor hallucis longus tendon (FHL) biotenodesis. Seventeen cases (mean age 65.7 years), of Achilles tendon reconstruction with FHL biotenodesis for chronic ruptures were reviewed physical therapy with eccentric training. gastrocnemius-soleus stretching. shoe wear. heel sleeves and pads (mainstay of nonoperative treatment) small heel lift. locked ankle AFO for 6-9 months (if other nonoperative modalities fail) injections. avoid steroid injections due to risk of Achilles tendon rupture FHL Tendon Transfer for Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy. By Selene Parekh 7 Videos. September 22, 2010 G-FORCE® Tenodesis System - Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Transfer for Achilles Tendon Reconstruction [009573 - 2 ] Dr. Hodges Davis performs surgery using the G-FORCE® Tenodesis System to reconstruct the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) on a Chronic Achilles Rupture

Usually combined with Achilles or gastrocnemius

The short flexor hallucis longus tendon (FHL) transfer has recently gained popularity because of its same phasic action, ease of harvesting and tensile strength. Fifteen chronic Achilles tear (>6 weeks) were treated with tendon repair using gastrocnemius advancement flap augmented with FHL transfer Achilles Repair Rehabilitation Protocol Key considerations: 1. Avoid creating pain - discomfort is okay but pain should not occur and persist 3 days in a row. If it does, rest the patient until pain level is clearly decreasing. If it does not decrease, have doctor evaluate. 2. Avoid all passive motion into DF for 1st 6 weeks post-op 3 Augmentation of the Achilles tendon with flexor hallucis longus is an established method to treat neglected ruptures and severe cases of chronic tendinopathy. After transfer of the muscle/tendon, good pain reduction and improved plantar flexion have been reported. To date, only one study has investigated the effect of FHL transfer on forefoot biomechanics. Theoretically, there should be a. Augmentation with FHL transfer is a valuable option in the treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy with and without rupture. Our results demonstrate high patient satisfaction without donor site morbidity. The FHL tendon is well integrated into the Achilles tendon. Hypertrophy of the FHL muscle suggests functional incorporation into plantar.

V-Y repair of neglected rupture of Achilles tendon. A, Incision.B, Design of V flap. C, Y repair and end-to-end anastomosis 37. Repair of chronic Achilles tendonrupture with flexor hallucis longus. A,Two incisions are made. Medial midlineincision on midfoot is used to harvestflexor tendon The main hypothesis was that Achilles tendon xanthomas will demonstrate greater lipid content than Achilles tendinopathy or healthy control tendons. Methods: Bilateral MRI scans of Achilles tendons from 30 participants (n = 10 Achilles tendon xanthoma, n = 10 Achilles overuse tendinopathy, n = 10 healthy controls) were analyzed for total lipid. Huge Selection on Second Hand Books. Low Prices & Free Delivery. Start Shopping! World of Books is one of the largest online sellers of second-hand books in the worl •FHL transfer is known modality of treatment to augment / replace the Degenerative Achilles tendon following Avulsion injury •However evidence of long term outcomes of function is lacking. •Majority of evidence is present for mid-substance Achilles tear Materials and Methods •Study Design- Prospective longitudinal ongoing single centre.

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Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer is a well-established treatment option in failed Achilles tendon (AT) repair and has been routinely performed as an open procedure [7,8]. As for the FHL harvest, transfer morbidity is clinically insignificant, even for good push-off or balance in young active adults [9] G-FORCE® Tenodesis System - Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Transfer for Achilles Tendon Reconstruction [009573 - 2 ] Chapters Dr. Hodges Davis performs surgery using the G-FORCE® Tenodesis System to reconstruct the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) on a Chronic Achilles Rupture A retrospective study was designed. Fifteen patients were identified and underwent an endoscopic flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer to augment Achilles disorders between 2015 and 2016. Patient demographics and complications were extracted from the clinical research database. The average follow-up 11.27 months. The overall success rate was 93.3%

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FHL AUGMENTED REPAIR Modified Flexor Hallucis LongusTransfer for Achilles Insertional Rupture in Elderly Patients Margaret Wan Nar Wong, MB, BS*; and Vincent Wan Sing Ng, MSc. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH Number 431, pp. 201-206 5 patients with ruptures of achilles tendon Can complete single heel rais FHL transfer/augmentation is a reasonable option for treatment of chronic Achilles tendinosis and rupture; in the report by Wilcox et al , 20 patients (mean age 61) underwent FHL transfer for treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy at a mean of 14 months following surgery The FHL transfer provided good restoration of plantar flexion while the free radial flap provided stable coverage over the Achilles tendon allowing normal footwear. This single-stage reconstruction provides excellent functional and aesthetic results minimizing the number of procedures and patient recovery period Between October 2003 and March 2010, twelve patients with chronic Achilles tendon ruptures and a defect gap of >4 cm underwent surgical reconstruction with V-Y advancement, gastrocnemius fascial turn-down flap, flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer, or Achilles tendon allograft. The study group comprised 11 men and 1 woman

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fibers and reconstruction using a flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer. This was elected based on the large amount of Achilles tendon gapping expected after debridement. The FHL is the second strongest plantar flexor (after the gastrocnemius/soleus complex) and is twice as strong as the FDL—its excursion i In the US, by far the most common treatment choice for an achilles tendon rupture is an open surgery. In this type of surgery, one large incision is made at the back of the leg in order to access the tendon. If the gap between ruptured tendon ends is too large, a tendon transfer from the toe or other place is often necessary Avoid forceful active and passive range of motion of the Achilles for 10 - 12 weeks. Carefully monitor the tendon and incisions for mobility and signs of scar tissue formation. Regular soft tissue treatments (i.e. scar mobilization and friction massage) to decrease fibrosis. No direct scar mobilization at surgical portals until 4 weeks post. (5.) Yeoman TF, Brown MJ, Pillai A. Early post-operative results of neglected tendo-Achilles rupture reconstruction using short flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer: A prospective review. Foot. 2012; 24 [PubMed]. (6.) Mahajan RH, Dalal RB. Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons

Gazdag and Cracchiolo (1997) reported 22 patients who had

3. Disorders Of The Achilles Tendon. Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery: Management Of Complications. (2019) - Book Chapter 4. Achilles Tendinopathy. Foot & Ankle Surgery. (2019) 5. Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer For Achilles Reconstruction. Foot & Ankle Surgery: Tricks Of The Trade. (2018) - Book Chapter 6. Disorders Of The Foot & Ankle Achilles Reconstruction with FHL Tendon Transfer The Achilles tendon is the strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel. If the tendon is stretched out too far, it may tear, rupture, or degenerate, causing pain in the ankle and lower leg that can make it difficult, or even impossible, to walk

Achilles repair augmented with transfer of the flexor hallucis longus 86% • Will RE, Galey SM Outcome of single incision flexor hallucis longus transfer for chronic achilles tendinopathy. C: Defects 2 - 5 cm No consensus on best reconstruction technique Semi-T tendon transfer Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer loss of great toe flexion(Not acceptable in Athletes) Others: FDL , Peroneus Brevis V-Y myotendinous lengthening FHL transfer 25

Background The transfer of Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon (FHL) is an established method for the treatment of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures. An extensive examination of power, strength, endurance and complications related to this procedure is presented In a study by Ahmad and coworkers, 32 patients received treatment for a 6 cm Achilles rupture with a gastrocnemius turndown and flexor hallucis longus transfer, resulting in a 15.6 percent rate of postsurgical wound care complications.10 A study by Bruggeman and colleagues evaluated wound complications after open Achilles repair.12 Seventeen. Abstract Introduction: Achilles tendon rupture is common, but bilateral ruptures are very rare. Treatment of chronic Achilles tendon rupture is very challenging due tendon retraction and atrophied. We report a case of bilateral asynchronous Achilles tendon rupture patient who was treated with modified minimally invasive whole flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to repair the defects

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Abstract Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to the calcaneus in the repair of delayed or neglected Achilles tendon (AT) injuries is a viable and dynamic option. Nineteen patients (18 males, 1 female; mean age 47.4 ± 12.4, range 24 to 74, years; body mass index 27.5 ± 4.5, range 23.2 to 38.9, kg/m2; interval from injury to surgery 40.8 ± 11.6, range 28 to 60, days) with delayed or. The patient was offered continued nonoperative management or secondary repair with shortening of the Achilles and flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer. The patient desired to regain strength and. Transfer of the flexor hallucis longus tendon is reserved for severe cases of Achilles tendinopathy, the development of functional lengthening after a rupture or delayed presentation after an acute rupture. 22. Insertional Achilles tendinopath

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Modified Flexor Hallucis Longus Transfer for Achilles Insertional Rupture in Elderly Patients Margaret Wan Nar Wong, MB, BS*; and Vincent Wan Sing Ng, MSc. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH Number 431, pp. 201 -20 34. Mao H, Shi Z, Xu D, Liu Z. Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture Treated with Flexor Hallucis Longus transfer with two turndown gastrocnemius fascia flap and reinforced with plantaris tendon. Acta Orthop Belg. 2015; 81:553-560

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Purpose The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcome of single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer in chronic Achilles tendon rupture. Methods A prospective study of a series of cases of chronic Achilles tendon rupture that were treated with single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer, from April 2015 to December 2016 Takao M, Ochi M, Naito K, Uchio Y, Matsusaki M, Oae K (2003) Repair of neglected Achilles tendon rupture using gas- trocnemius fascial flaps. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 123:471-474 17. Wapner KL, Pavlock GS, Hecht PJ, Naselli F, Walther R (1993) References Repair of chronic Achilles tendon rupture with flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer By evaluating the presence or absence of Achilles Tendon stumps and the gap length of the rupture, different surgical options (V-Y advancement, gastrocnemius fascial turndown flap, Plantaris tendon removal, and Achilles Tendon scraping or Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer) can be selected for tendon repair athletes return to sports following Achilles tendon rupture [3]. Treatment of chronic Achilles rupture with flexor hallucis tendon transfer is a good option with a favorable outcome [4]. Despite an excellent surgical approach, long-term complications of scarring and some limitation of achieving competitive sports compared to pre-rupture status. Chronic Partial Rupture of the Achilles Tendon - the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Tendon Transfer: A Report of Two Cases Mihajlo Mitrović 1, Dražen Jelača 1, Ivana Mitrović 2. 1 General Hospital Pančevo, Pančevo, Serbia 2 City Institute for Emergency Medical Aid Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. SUMMARY Achilles tendon injuries most commonly occur in athletes, but also in the middle-aged.

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56. Teuffer AP: Traumatic rupture of the Achilles tendon. Orthop Clin N Am 5:89-93, 1978. 57. Clarke HD, Kitaoka HB, Ehman RL: Peroneal tendon injuries. Foot Ankle Int 19:280-288, 1998. 58. Den Hartog BD: Flexor hallucis longus transfer for chronic Achilles tendinosis. Foot Ankle Int 24(3):233-237, 2003. 59 Achilles tendon to the calcaneus. The anchor's unique design captures suture limbs that are passed through the Achilles tendon and secured within the anchor by an inner plug. The suture tension is set after implantation and is independent of anchor depth. This technique offers the surgeon control over the amount of suture tension Once the Achilles tendon is exposed, surgeon then proceeds with the removal of damaged and scarred parts of the tendon. The next step is the removal of a bone spur that caused all of these problems. If Achilles tendon damage is severe or if it is too short, surgeon may perform a flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer Treatment. Treatment for a ruptured Achilles tendon often depends on your age, activity level and the severity of your injury. In general, younger and more active people, particularly athletes, tend to choose surgery to repair a completely ruptured Achilles tendon, while older people are more likely to opt for nonsurgical treatment