The "Giftbox" repair of the Achilles tendon: a modification of the Krackow technique.

@article{Labib2009TheR,
  title={The "Giftbox" repair of the Achilles tendon: a modification of the Krackow technique.},
  author={Sameh Aknoukh Labib and Robert H. Rolf and Rashard Dacus and William C. Hutton},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          410-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Krackow locking loop technique has been used for Achilles tendon repair with documented success in allowing early range of motion with stable fixation. Previous studies documented failure at the rupture site by knot failure. We propose a modification of the traditional Krackow technique where the knots of the suture are tied away from the rupture site (aka the Giftbox technique). We compared the tensile strength of Achilles tendons repaired using the traditional Krackow technique… CONTINUE READING
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