Surgical reconstruction of tendon performed by Orthopaedic Unit of SDH Kreeri


Srinagar: 55 year old male with h/o trauma ankle with axe 4 months back and had suffered complete tear of Achilles tendon but was mismanaged by a quack.Patient was not able to walk from last 4 months

After routine investigations patient was planned for surgical reconstruction of tendon.On opening complete tear of Achilles tendon was seen and 4-5 cm shortening of tendon was there.

Reconstruction was done with Lindholms procedure lengthening was achieved by VY plasty of tendon and tendon was approximated with ethibond suture and repair was augmented with 1 cm wide 12 cm wide tendon graft taken from gastrocnemius.

This is first tendon reconstruction done at SDH Kreeri which was performed by Orthopaedic headed by Dr Zameer Ali