Modification of Side-locking Loop Suture Technique Using an Antislip Knot for Repair of Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Abstract

The 2-strand side-locking loop suture technique provides high tensile strength and stiffness immediately after surgery, and good clinical results have been reported in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. However, it is assumed that major differences exist among surgeons with regard to the optimal tension of the side-locking loop suture. We report a detailed technique to ensure application of a standard tension with the use of the side-locking loop suture in the clinical setting.

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