The AchilloCordPLUS is indicated for patients with acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon, but is particularly suited to patients where an extended period of postoperative immobilisation is undesirable.
The AchilloCordPLUS is a densely woven flexible tubular structure, 5 mm in diameter and 800 mm in length. Both ends of the device are flat, allowing it to be threaded easily through the eye of a probe, which is used to pull it through soft tissue and bone tunnels.
- No need to immobilise the leg in a cast postoperatively, allowing for early rehabilitation
- Partial weight bearing and early mobilisation of the leg in the immediate postoperative phase helps retain muscle bulk and strength
- Fast return to activities of daily living, retaining independence