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Minimally Invasive Repair Technique of Achilles Tendon Using Sponge Forceps: A Technical Report
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2016;20:88-91
Published online June 15, 2016;
© 2016 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Sam Guk Parka, Chul Hyun Park*

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gyeongsan Joongang Hospital, Gyeongsan,
*Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Chul Hyun Park
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea
Tel: 82-53-620-3640, Fax: 82-53-628-4020, E-mail:
Received March 16, 2016; Revised April 19, 2016; Accepted April 20, 2016.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Various minimally invasive repair techniques have been performed for acute Achilles tendon rupture. Despite this, it is difficult to use these techniques in common practice because of the necessity of special instruments. We propose a novel minimal invasive technique using sponge holding forceps, which are commonly used in the operating room for the acute Achilles tendon rupture.
Keywords : Achilles tendon, Acute rupture, Minimally invasive technique

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