Recent advances in the reconstruction of complex Achilles tendon defects.

@article{Ronel2004RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the reconstruction of complex Achilles tendon defects.},
  author={Daniel N Ronel and Martin I. Newman and Lloyd B Gayle and Lloyd A. Hoffman},
  journal={Microsurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={18-23}
}
Large, complex lower-extremity defects in the region of the Achilles tendon occur when tendon loss or disruption is complicated by damage to surrounding structures, including soft tissue, vessels, or bone. The surgical approach to these complex defects has evolved from simple amputation to the recognition that satisfactory reconstruction has three components: functional reconstruction of the tendon, importation of vascularized soft tissue, and skin coverage. Many techniques have been developed… CONTINUE READING