Reconstruction of Achilles tendon defect with a free quadriceps bone-tendon graft without anastamosis.

@article{Mudgal2000ReconstructionOA,
  title={Reconstruction of Achilles tendon defect with a free quadriceps bone-tendon graft without anastamosis.},
  author={Chaitanya S. Mudgal and Tamara L. Martin and Michael G. Wilson},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={10-3}
}
We report a method of Achilles tendon reconstruction using a free quadriceps bone-tendon graft. The patient had a prior repair of a re-ruptured Achilles tendon, following which he developed massive necrosis of his skin and Achilles tendon leaving a 10 cm defect. First stage reconstruction consisted of soft tissue coverage of the skin defect with a sural fasciocutaneous flap. Reconstruction of the Achilles tendon followed, with the patellar bone block fixed to the calcaneus and the quadriceps… CONTINUE READING