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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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