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Achilles Tendon Ruptures

By Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, DABPM and Michael Loshigian, DPM, FACFAS

Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Sean Harper, DPM, Rachel Egdorf, BS, and Andrea Cifaldi, BS

The approach to the evaluation and management of acute Achilles tendon rupture has experienced a constant evolution over the past five decades.

Jonathan L. Hook, DPM, MPH, and T. Craig Wirt, DPM, PhD

Challenging the traditional open approach to Achilles tendon ruptures, these authors note that minimally invasive repair of the Achilles facilitates less incidence of re-rupture, fewer wound complications and an earlier return to activity.…

Laura Bohman, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM

One can consider an Achilles rupture to be chronic or neglected approximately four to six weeks after the initial injury. This is due to the retraction of the tendon ends and the beginning scar formation in the area void of tendon.1

Stephen M. Schroeder, DPM, FACFAS

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Increased interest in physical fitness and athletic activity by young, middle-aged, and older patients has led to a higher incidence of rupture.1 Surgical correction is…

By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM

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…

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