The Achilles tendon is one of the strongest tendons in the human body. It is capable of withstanding loads over 60N, yet is one of the most common major tendon injuries. Acute ruptures may go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed resulting in a chronic situation. Acute and chronic Achilles tendon ruptures present unique challenges for repair and may often require augmentation for successful outcome.
GRAFTJACKET™ Regenerative Tissue Matrix is a human acellular tissue graft that has demonstrated excellent tensile strength and suture retention properties1.
1. Barber, FA, Herbert, M, and Anderson, B. A Biomechanical Study of Achilles Tendon Repair Augmentation Using GRAFTJACKET™ Matrix. Foot and Ankle International (in Press).