AchilloCordPLUS™ System

For Acute Achilles Tendon Repair

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.

Indications

The AchilloCordPLUS is intended for acute Achilles tendon ruptures, but is particularly suited to active patients where an extended period of postoperative immobilization is undesirable. It is also suitable for the elderly or patients with a history of prolonged steroid treatment, where wound healing is often a problem after ankle surgery.

AchilloCordPLUS System Implant Set, includes:

AchilloCordPLUS, 5 mm x 800 mm (supplied sterile)

Packaged with the following disposables:

Rigid Probe with eye, stainless steel, 20 cm (supplied sterile)

Drill Bit, plain shank to fit Jacobs Chuck, 3.2 mm diameter (supplied sterile)


Order codes

  • 102-1142 AchilloCordPLUS System Implant Set
  • 202-3023 Rigid Probe

How does it work?

How it Works ACHILLOCORD PLUS System Image
  • 1The technique is performed through six stab incisions and a small posteromedial incision
  • 2Distal fixation is provided by threading the AchilloCordPLUS through a small (3.2 mm diameter) bone tunnel in the os calcis, followed by a single pass in the distal tendon
  • 3Proximal fixation is provided by threading the AchilloCordPLUS in a figure of eight through the Proximal tendon stump
  • 4The AchilloCordPLUS is tied with a knot at the site of the rupture. The ends of the tendon are sutured together over the knot, so that the knot remains buried in the tissue
  • The technique is performed through six stab incisions and a small posteromedial incision1
  • Distal fixation is provided by threading the AchilloCordPLUS through a small (3.2 mm diameter) bone tunnel in the os calcis, followed by a single pass in the distal tendon2
How it Works ACHILLOCORD PLUS System Image
  • 3Proximal fixation is provided by threading the AchilloCordPLUS in a figure of eight through the Proximal tendon stump
  • 4The AchilloCordPLUS is tied with a knot at the site of the rupture. The ends of the tendon are sutured together over the knot, so that the knot remains buried in the tissue

Features and benefits

  • No need to immobilize the leg in a cast postoperatively, allowing for early rehabilitation
  • Increased potential for retaining full range of motion
  • Partial weight bearing and early mobilization of the leg in the immediate postoperative phase helps retain muscle bulk and strength
  • Fast return to activities of daily living, retaining independence
  • Return to work after an average of six weeks and return to driving after seven weeks, reducing loss of earnings
  • Fast return to sport after four months, retaining fitness
  • Made from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate), which has been used for ligament and tendon reconstruction for over 25 years

Product Documents

  • » AchilloCordPLUS System Implant Set Instructions for Use
  • » AchilloCordPLUS System Surgical Technique Manual
  • » AchilloCordPLUS System Rehabilitation Programme
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