Closing the gap on Achilles tendon rupture: A cadaveric study quantifying the tendon apposition achieved with commonly used immobilisation practices

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ruaraidh Collins, Alexis Sudlow, Constantinos Loizou, David Loveday, George Smith The relative benefits of surgical and conservative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture are widely debated. With modern conservative management protocols, the re-rupture risk appears to fall to one similar to surgical repair with negligible loss of function.

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ruaraidh Collins, Alexis Sudlow, Constantinos Loizou, David Loveday, George Smith The relative benefits of surgical and conservative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture are widely debated. With modern conservative management protocols, the re-rupture risk appears to fall to one similar to surgical repair with negligible loss of function.

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Closing the gap on Achilles tendon rupture: A cadaveric study quantifying the tendon apposition achieved with commonly used immobilisation practices