Biomechanical Comparison of Achilles Tenotomy and Achilloplasty Techniques in Young Rats An Experimental Study

Dogan A., KORKMAZ M., Cengiz N., Kalender A. M., Gökalp M. A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.99, no.3, pp.216-222, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Background: Tendo Achillis lengthening is performed by means of Z-plasty in the classic treatment of clubfoot. In the Ponseti method for treating clubfoot, Achilles tenotomy is performed percutaneously for residual equine deformity. A randomized study was designed to compare tendon healing after tenotomy versus Z-plasty.