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2022 Mar

Indian J Orthop



Long-Term Outcomes of Gastrocnemius V-Y Plasty Gastrosoleus Fascial Turndown Flap for Chronic Tendo-achilles Injuries with Complex Gap (Kuwada Type IV Injuries).



The Achilles tendon is one of the strongest and most ruptured tendons; with no appropriate treatment it either heals in elongation or gap nonunion. Management of such chronic tears is critical and several procedures have been described. Complex gaps of over 6-8 cm need a combination technique.