Evaluation of Absorbable and Nonabsorbable Sutures for Repair of Achilles Tendon Rupture With a Suture-Guiding Device

Kocaoglu B. , Ulku T. K. , Gereli A. , Karahan M., Turkmen M.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.36, no.6, pp.691-695, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1071100714568868
  • Title of Journal : FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-695
  • Keywords: Achillon, acute rupture, polyethylene terephthalate, polyglactin


Background: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and clinical results of Achilles tendon repairs with an Achilles tendon suture-guiding device using nonabsorbable versus absorbable sutures. We hypothesized that the absorbable suture would have clinical results comparable to those of the nonabsorbable suture for Achilles tendon repair with an Achilles tendon suture-guiding system.