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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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