Management of Chronic Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon

Maffulli, Nicola; Ajis, Adam
June 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 6, p1348
Academic Journal
This article discusses the common aspects of ruptures to the Achilles tendon in middle-aged men who play sports. It is discussed how this rupture creates difficulty and impairments in ankle plantar flexion, the misdiagnosis of this condition, and surgery to correct the tendon. Also discussed is the helpfulness of high-resolution ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in preoperative planning and as a diagnostic aid.


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