Wrap technique to cover exposed Achilles tendon with the soleus muscle

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Abstract

Numerous etiologies may lead to loss of Achilles tendon coverage. Currently, multiple coverage options are available to the reconstructive surgeon; however, described techniques may not meet every patient’s need. In this case report, we describe the use of a simple technique, utilizing the soleus to cover exposed Achilles by folding the muscle circumferentially around the tendon. The technique described is a local option, creates minimum morbidity, does not require microsurgical skills, and can be performed quickly. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jun 15 2016

Keywords

  • Achilles
  • Exposed tendon
  • Local flap
  • Muscle flap
  • Skin graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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