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Achilles Tendon Rupture

A rupture of the achilles tendon can affect anyone. They tend to occur when there is simultanous knee extension and ankle dorsiflexion. There is certaily a lot of discussion about the treatment. There have been plenty oif studies comparing surgical management versus conservative management and so teh far the conclusions are probably that it does not matter which treatment is used, the medium to long term outcomes are the same. Here is a useful summary of all the studies.

Its not uncommon to come across online comments like this from people seeking advice:

I am looking for some advice for a friend who ruptured his Achilles tendon last week….More at Achilles Tendon Rupture

There are plenty of videos online of the achilles being ruptured:

May 15, 2012 - Posted by | Sports Medicine |

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