Achilles tendon rupture

Deiary Kader, Mario Mosconi, Francesco Benazzo, Nicola Maffulli

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The increased popularity of recreational sporting activities has increased the incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures. These usually occur in sedentary males in their 30s or 40s. Although history and clinical examination are usually sufficient to diagnose acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon, long-standing ruptures may require ultrasonography and/or MRI. Conservative management should be reserved for older patients. Recent rehabilitation protocols have facilitated recovery from operatively and nonoperatively treated Achilles tendon injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTendon Injuries: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1852335033, 9781852335038
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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