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Tendoachilles reconstruction and overlying skin cover with a peroneus brevis flap
  1. Shashank Lamba,
  2. Amish Jayantilal Gohil,
  3. Karampreet Singh and
  4. Ashish Kumar Gupta
  1. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital Vellore, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ashish Kumar Gupta; ashishgupta{at}


We report a post-traumatic case of tendoachilles injury with an overlying skin defect. Following debridement, tendon reconstruction was done by using vascularised peroneus brevis musculotendinous unit and proximal part of the same muscle provided the skin cover. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. At 2 years follow-up, he had a near-normal gait. The main advantage of this flap is not being only a local flap but also providing a vascularised tendon.

  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • tendon rupture
  • ankle sprains
  • achilles tendinitis

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  • Contributors This report was supervised, proofread and finalised by AKG and written by SL, AJG and KS. The patient was under the care of SL and AKG.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.