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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 May;18(5):644-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1085-5. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Achilles tendon surgical revision with synthetic augmentation.

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Orthopaedic Unit and Kirk Kilgour Sports Injury Centre, S Andrea Hospital, University of Rome Sapienza, Via Grottarossa 1035, Rome, Italy.


In this paper we report about a 50-year-old patient who underwent a surgical revision procedure for rupture of the right Achilles tendon with the use of Ligastic((R)) synthetic graft in 1995, and in which a strong reactive immune response took place over the graft 11 years after. As far as we know, this is the first case described in literature of long-term follow-up inflammatory reaction after the use of such augmentation grafts in Achilles tendon repair.

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