Research: Achilles

This research aims to assess the outcome of a conservative rehabilitation program in treating partial ruptures in the Achilles midportion.

Title & Author

Promising results using a simple rehabilitation program to treat partial ruptures in the Achilles midportion.

Lorenzo Anthony Masci, Hakan Alfredson

Findings

At the 3 months follow-up, there were significantly reduced VAS scores at rest (p = 0.018) and walking (p= 0.014), and improvement in the US+DP findings in 25/26 patients. One patient required surgery due to ongoing pain during activity and no tendon healing on US+DP. The 6-month follow-up revealed that 25/26 patients were satisfied with the treatment result.

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