2003, Number 4
Acta Ortop Mex 2003; 17 (4)
Villalobos GE, Calzada PL, Carbajal CR, Magaña MFJ, Solache AR, Solís DVM
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ABSTRACTThis is a retrospective and transversal study that analyzes complication frequency in the plasty of Achilles’ tendon due to rupture. This research was performed during the period going from January 1999 to June 2000 and it included 21 patients ranging from 20 to 51 years old. Variables such as site and place of the lesion were taken into account, as well as type of plasty, immobilization and rehabilitation. The most frequently observed complication was muscle weakness, with a percentage of 52.3%, followed by functional restrictions in a 23.8% and atrophy in 19% of the cases; in a second place, immediate complications were observed as a result of the rupture relapse, infection and cutaneous necrosis in a 4.7% of the cases.