Transfer of the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon for Neglected and Degenerative Tendo Achillis Rupture: A Prospective Clinical Study

SUMMARY Introduction. The Achilles tendon is one of the most frequently ruptured tendons in the human body. Surgical management commonly includes end to end repairs in acute tears, and chronic ruptures require autologous tendon transfer with Flexor hallucis longus or Flexor digitorum longus. Methods. A longitudinal observational study was done on 22 confirmed cases of chronic Achilles tendon rupture. … Continued