TITLE

ELONGATION OF THE ACHILLES TENDON AFTER RUPTURE REPAIR OCCURRED SLIGHTLY LESS WITH POSTOPERATIVE EARLY MOTION THAN WITH POSTOPERATIVE IMMOBILIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
Kangas, J.; Pajas, A.; Ohtonen, P.; Leppilahti, J.
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 8, p1873
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the study conducted by J. Kangas about the effectiveness of postoperative early motion in reducing the elongation of the Achilles tendon. This study assesses that patients' ankle performance and isokinetic calf-muscle strength scores did not differ from the immobilization group after the surgery. It was also found that elongation of the Achilles tendon occurred slightly less after early motion than after immobilization.
ACCESSION #
26180992

 

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