Collagen Ribbon Augmentation of Achilles Tendon Tears: A Biomechanical Evaluation

Abstract: Early motion of a repaired Achilles tendon has been accepted to improve both clinical and biomechanical outcomes. It has been postulated that augmenting a primary Achilles tendon repair with a collagen ribbon will improve the repair construct’s initial strength, thereby facilitating early motion. The purpose of the present study was to compare the failure load of Achilles tendon defects repaired with suture, with or without augmentation with a collagen ribbon.

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Collagen Ribbon Augmentation of Achilles Tendon Tears: A Biomechanical Evaluation

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