Volume 25 - Issue 8 - August 2012
Point-Counterpoint: Acute Achilles Tendon Repair: Is The Mini-Open Approach Better Than An Open Approach?
Yes. Wenjay Sung, DPM, says the majority of the current research shows that incorporation of the mini-open repair may provide a more viable option than traditional open repair with reduced complications.
No. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, says percutaneous repair has well documented complications and open repair allows for more certainty and reinforcement of tendon repair.
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A 32-year-old male presented to my office with the chief complaint of heel pain. His symptoms were consistent with plantar fasciitis and a strong element of post-static dyskinesia. He had a secondary complaint of a recent rash that developed on his legs after he made the appointment for heel pain. The patient was concerned because the rash became worse over the prior week and there was pain when he touched the affected area.