Achilles Tendon Tear Repair

Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair using Arthrex Knotless PARS technique

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that runs along the back of the ankle to connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is essential for normal gait. The rupture of the Achilles tendon can occur during sports or recreational activities. It often involves the middle of the tendon or the non-insertional region. Such ruptures are usually treated surgically, but can have poor outcomes due to wound complications and infection.

Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair using Arthrex knotless PARS technique

The Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS) is designed to repair Achilles tendon ruptures in a minimally invasive manner with minimal soft tissue dissection for a faster recovery and minimal complications. It uses an anatomically contoured jig that allows your doctor to accurately pass sutures through the skin into the substance of the tendon. The sutures used are colour coded for organisation and can be placed in a transverse or locking pattern, enabling a stronger repair.

On healing, the tendon assumes a more natural shape and contour and the correct musculotendinous length is restored. This technique is ideal for middle-aged people who have an increased risk of wound complications.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
  • Spire Healthcare
  • OSD Healthcare
  • The London Clini
  • One Hatfield Hospital
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh