Acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures are an increasingly common athletic injury that can result in significant pain, functional limitation, and decreased quality of life. In recent years, mini-open Achilles tendon repair techniques have been developed to optimize the functional benefits of surgery while reducing the incidence of postoperative complications associated with traditional open repair. The percutaneous Achilles repair system is a modern mini-open technique that has been shown to help improve time to return to baseline activities and lower the rate of postoperative wound complications compared with traditional open repair.
Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V, Expert Opinion. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.