LETTER TO EDITOR
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | JOCR April – June 2012 | Page 29 |Dr(capt)Sarthak Patnaik
Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in Clubfoot –A Response
Goa Govt Medical College Goa,India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr(capt)Sarthak Patnaik Goa Govt Medical College Goa,India.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
At first I would congratulate the authors for the article on Percutaneous Needle tenotomy for Tendo Achilis Release in Clubfoot published in Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports . I was following this kid of 13 days old with bilateral CTEV with ponseti method when I went through the article and also followed through the Technique Video on the website. I followed the steps and it was my first case with needle to
perform a tenotomy of achillies. It was a good experience less invasive and could succesfully perform the procedure. I had
few queries for the authors
1. In article it is 16 gauze needle whereas 18 in video. I believe we need a stronger needle.
2. What exact age group for such procedure or we follow the Pirani score  for all the patients.
3. What is the follow up protocol?
Lastly I would congratulate the authors again for the article and thank you for this lovely experience.
1.Patwardhan S,Shyam AK,Sancheti P.Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in cases of Clubfoot – Technical Note. J Ortho Case Reports 2012;2(1):35-36.
2.Pirani S, Outerbridge HK, Sawatzky B et al (1999) A reliable method of clinically evaluating a virgin clubfoot evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 21st SICOT World Congress, Sydney, Australia.
How to Cite This Article:
Patnaik S. Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy for Tendo-achillis Release in Clubfoot- A Response.J Orthopaedic Case Reports 2012 AprilJune;2(2):29.Available from: http://test.jocr.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FINAL-Letter.pdf