A Closer Look At Treatment Options For Neglected Achilles Tendon Ruptures

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Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS

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   For further reading, see “How To Address The Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture” in the November 2011 issue of Podiatry Today, “Current Concepts In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures” in the September 2009 issue or the DPM Blog “A Closer Look At Surgical Options For Neglected Tendon Ruptures” at http://tinyurl.com/nj8m5xb .

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