Top Surgeons Offer Tendon Grafts to Repair the Foot or Ankle

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy perform tendon grafts to repair the foot or ankle. Patients across the Baltimore region seek the surgical expertise of our foot and ankle specialists for advanced treatment options.

What is a Tendon Graft?

A tendon graft is a human tendon from a donor that is used to reconstruct tendon and ligament problems around the foot and ankle. 

These are usually required when a patient does not have enough of his/her own normal tissue to perform the repair successfully. The most common uses are in the Achilles tendon, peroneal tendons, and the lateral ankle ligaments

The donor tendons are harvested immediately after death and are screened for multiple diseases including HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Once the donor tendons have passed all of the tests, they are sterilized and stored frozen until ready for use in the operating room.

Meet Our Doctors: Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Rebecca Cerrato, M.D.

A 2019 TOP DOC
Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, is highly regarded for her expertise in foot and ankle disorders.

Patient Story: Ankle Sprains
Ulka - Mercy Patient
Ulka

Remember the acronym RICE when you sprain your ankle: rest, ice, compression, elevation. When pain persists after a day, see a doctor.

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