PARS Achilles Jig System

Achilles tendon ruptures are common in the elite and recreational athlete and most often occur in the noninsertional region of the tendon complex. Most surgeons will elect to treat these injuries surgically, to lessen the risk for re-rupture, while providing the opportunity for a quicker recovery and convenient rehabilitation. Historically, open techniques have been utilized for repair of the rupture but can be complicated by wound-healing issues and infection. This percutaneous and minimally invasive technique minimizes this concern. The PARS provides the opportunity for consistently reliable capture of the proximal and distal aspects of the Achilles tendon and utilizes color-coded FiberWire suture.The anatomically contoured guide is nondisposable, while the suture and passing needles come packaged in one convenient kit. The system provides the option of transverse or locking sutures, or both. The locking option allows the surgeon to incorporate a locked FiberWire suture on both ends of the ruptured tendon. This results in a stronger repair than just passing transverse sutures across the tendon like other minimally invasive devices on the market.The colored sutures offer a more organized approach to identifying and securing matched pairs. The healed tendon achieves a more natural contour, unlike the typical hypertrophic tendon resulting from open repair. This minimally invasive technique is ideal for the middle aged individual, where there may be a heightened concern for wound-healing issues.Advantages:

  • Minimal incision reduces risk of wound complications
  • Provides the ability to create a locking stitch
  • Specialized suture kits—eight pieces of different colored FiberWire
  • Easy suture management
  • Reusable device with numbered, easy to follow steps
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Achilles tendon ruptures are common in the elite and recreational athlete and most often occur in the noninsertional region of the tendon complex. Most surgeons will elect to treat these injuries surgically, to lessen the risk for re-rupture, while providing the opportunity for a quicker recovery and convenient rehabilitation. Historically, open techniques have been utilized for repair of the rupture but can be complicated by wound-healing issues and infection. This percutaneous and minimally invasive technique minimizes this concern. The PARS provides the opportunity for consistently reliable capture of the proximal and distal aspects of the Achilles tendon and utilizes color-coded FiberWire suture.The anatomically contoured guide is nondisposable, while the suture and passing needles come packaged in one convenient kit. The system provides the option of transverse or locking sutures, or both. The locking option allows the surgeon to incorporate a locked FiberWire suture on both ends of the ruptured tendon. This results in a stronger repair than just passing transverse sutures across the tendon like other minimally invasive devices on the market.The colored sutures offer a more organized approach to identifying and securing matched pairs. The healed tendon achieves a more natural contour, unlike the typical hypertrophic tendon resulting from open repair. This minimally invasive technique is ideal for the middle aged individual, where there may be a heightened concern for wound-healing issues.Advantages:

  • Minimal incision reduces risk of wound complications
  • Provides the ability to create a locking stitch
  • Specialized suture kits—eight pieces of different colored FiberWire
  • Easy suture management
  • Reusable device with numbered, easy to follow steps
View More

Educational Resources and Products

Achilles PARS SutureTape With Achilles Midsubstance SpeedBridge™ Implant System

Surgical Technique Guides | English | 12/02/2019 | LT1-00100-EN B

PARS Achilles Jig System

Surgical Technique Animations | 02:30 | English | 02/26/2016 | AN1-00137-EN A
Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS)
Robert Anderson, MD
Case Presentation Videos | 08:08 | English | 07/14/2020 | VID1-001044-en-US A
Using the PARS System Tips and Tricks
Robert Anderson, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 09:44 | English | 06/18/2020 | VID1-001046-en-US A
PARS: Optimizing Function with Minimized Wound Complication
Anish R. Kadakia, MD
Case Presentation Videos | 07:39 | English | 08/23/2017 | VPT1-00876-EN A
Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgical Treatment
Mark Campbell, MD
Presentation Videos | 07:17 | English | 06/21/2017 | VPT1-00858-EN A
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Surgical Technique Videos (4)

Using the PARS System Tips and Tricks
Robert Anderson, MD
09:44 | English | 06/18/2020 | VID1-001046-en-US A
Achilles Midsubstance Tendon Repair With PARS Using the Knotless Midsubstance SpeedBridge™ Technique
Thomas O. Clanton, MD
05:29 | English | 10/25/2019 | VID1-000383-en-US A
Achilles Midsubstance SpeedBridge™ Implant System
James McWilliam, MD
01:41 | English | 04/20/2017 | VID1-00258-EN B
Achilles Midsubstance SpeedBridge™ - Knotless Achilles Repair
Gordon Mackay, MD
06:04 | English | 09/13/2013 | VID1-0462-EN A

Surgical Technique Animations (1)

PARS Achilles Jig System
02:30 | English | 02/26/2016 | AN1-00137-EN A

Surgical Technique Guides (2)

Brochures (3)

Case Presentation Videos (4)

Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS)
Robert Anderson, MD
08:08 | English | 07/14/2020 | VID1-001044-en-US A
Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
David I. Pedowitz, MD
05:59 | English | 12/16/2019 | VID1-000260-en-US A
PARS: Optimizing Function with Minimized Wound Complication
Anish R. Kadakia, MD
07:39 | English | 08/23/2017 | VPT1-00876-EN A
PARS Technique for Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Joshua Metzl, MD
03:28 | English | 01/10/2017 | VID1-00817-EN B

Catalogs (1)

Patient Education Animations (1)

Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair with PARS System
01:34 | English | 06/27/2017 | PAN1-00137-EN D

Presentation Videos (3)

Achilles Midsubstance SpeedBridge™ Repair
Andrew R. Hsu, MD
10:01 | English | 01/03/2018 | VID1-01194-EN A
Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgical Treatment
Mark Campbell, MD
07:17 | English | 06/21/2017 | VPT1-00858-EN A
Percutaneous Achilles Repair Utilizing the PARS Achilles Jig System
Robert Anderson, MD
05:02 | English | 07/21/2015 | VPT1-00523-EN A

Product Demonstrations (1)

PARS Suture Hook and Percutaneous Locking Stitch
James McWilliam, MD
09:29 | English | 01/26/2015 | VID1-00274-EN A

Surgeon Newsletters (1)

Surgeon Segment Videos (2)

Achilles Rupture Repair: Making Clinical Strides with Innovative Solutions (PARS + AMSS)
Daniel Patton, MD
06:06 | English | 08/26/2019 | VID1-000186-en-US A
Achilles Tendon Ruptures Treated by the Sports Surgeon
Christopher Adams, MD | Joshua S. Dines, MD
06:44 | English | 07/18/2019 | VID1-000336-en-US A

Testimonials (2)

PARS (Percutaneous Achilles Repair System)
Kirk A. McCullough, MD
05:36 | English | 01/25/2018 | VPT1-00930-EN B

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