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Achilles Tendon Reconstruction and FHL Transfer

Kenneth Egol, Nina Fisher, Sanjit R. Konda, Hesham Saleh

The technique of Achilles tendon reconstruction with Achilles tendon allograft and augmentation with FHL transfer provides a robust plantarflexion mechanism to the ankle that adheres to the principle of restoring native muscle-tendon length relationship. The augmentation aspect with the FHL serves as both an internal brace to maintain the allograft-native tendon repair during the rehabilitation process as well as an active muscle unit to aid in plantarflexion strength.

 
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