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Table 3 Pitfalls in minimally invasive, endoscopic Achilles tendon reconstruction using semitendinosus and gracilis tendons with Endobutton stabilization

From: Minimally invasive, endoscopic Achilles tendon reconstruction using semitendinosus and gracilis tendons with Endobutton stabilization

Pitfalls
- entry point in calcaneal tunnel should be properly localized it minimize the risk of calcaneal fracture and clash of Achilles tendon with shoes
- distal end of calcaneal tunnel should be located anterior to plantar fascia attachment, where the posterior-bottom calcaneus cortex is thick
- be aware of sural nerve damage (we advise larger skin incision number 8 to visualize the nerve)