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  • June 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 6
    Here one can see an acute rupture of an Achilles tendon. In his analysis of the best available evidence, the author maintains that healthy adults with acute Achilles rupture should undergo conservative treatment with functional bracing and early weightbea
    By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM
    48,108 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/08
    Surgeons routinely make treatment decisions based on their training and experience. For example, we typically employ non-operative treatment of Achilles ruptures for the elderly. Surgical repair, on the other hand, is usually recommended for younger, active patients. The traditional teachings on the long-term outcome after Achilles rupture tend to lump conservative treatment of acute rupture with non-operative treatment of delayed presentation and neglected rupture. Surgeons learn that non-operative treatment results in slow healing, weakness, calf atrophy, re-rupture and loss of func ... continue reading
    By M. Joel Morse, DPM
    5,540 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/08