Percutaneous Repair of Acute Rupture of the Achilles Tendon

  • Jonathan Young
  • Murali K. Sayana
  • Nicola Maffulli


The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body, with a tensile strength on the order of 50–100 N/mm2.1 Despite this, the Achilles tendon is the most commonly ruptured tendon in the human body.2,3 Rupture commonly occurs in middle-aged men who play sports occasionally. There is possibly a link with a sedentary lifestyle.3 The aetiopathogenesis of Achilles tendon ruptures is still unknown, but histological evidence of degeneration is relatively common.2


Achilles Tendon Open Repair Sural Nerve Percutaneous Technique Stab Incision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Young
    • 1
  • Murali K. Sayana
    • 1
  • Nicola Maffulli
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End HospitalQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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