Surgeons at the Ohio State University just published a study in which they outline a “modified giftbox” surgical technique for achilles tendon rupture repair. Inventor of the procedure Dr. Timothy Miller thinks that this technique could become the gold standard for surgical repair of achilles tendon ruptures.
In existing techniques, the sutures that are used to repair the torn achilles are knotted together at the tear site. This can interfere with healing. Dr. Miller’s new technique entails moving the knots away from the injury site.