Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in Clubfoot – Technical Note Case 10 – Video Technique. Jan -Mar 2012. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports

 Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in Clubfoot – Technical Note

  Sandeep Patwardhan1, Ashok Shyam1,2, Parag Sancheti1

  1 Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 16, Shivaji nagar, Pune, India
2Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India.

 Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashok Shyam, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 16, Shivaji nagar, Pune, India.Email – drashokshyam@yahoo.co.uk

  Abstract

 Tendo-achillis tenotomy is required as last stage of ponseti method of treatment of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV). This technical note describes a simple method of doing a percutaneous tenotomy of tendo-achillis using a wide bore needle. This is a simple method and easy to learn and gives predictable results.

Keywords:  Congenital Talipes Equino Varus, Clubfoot, percutaneous needle tenotomy, tendo-achillis

How to Cite This Article: 
Patwardhan S, Shyam AK, Sancheti P. Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in cases of Clubfoot – Technical Note. J Ortho Case Reports 2012;2(1):35-36. Available fromhttp://www.jocr.co.in/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Case-10-Percutaneous-technique.pdf