One of the most common tendon tears is an Achilles tendon rupture. In most healthy patients, surgical repair of the tendon will lead to the best functional outcome.
At The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, a minimally invasive surgery called the PARS (Percutaneous Achilles Repair System) is performed through a small, less than one inch, incision. The two ends of the tendon are securely brought back together with non-absorbable sutures which allows for earlier weight bearing and rehabilitation.
The peroneal tendons are frequently torn after severe or repeated ankle sprains. They usually develop lengthwise splits in the tendon, but can also suffer complete ruptures just like the Achilles tendon.
The peroneal tendons can often be repaired primarily with sutures in a “baseball-type” running stitch. However in more severe tears, allograft donor tendon from a cadaver may be necessary to repair a large defect. Other repair options include transplanting a healthy tendon from the patient’s toes to replace the injured peroneal tendon or alternately tying the damaged peroneal tendon together to a healthier tendon.