Cheryl Tallon

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Achilles tendinopathy is often treated surgically after failure of nonoperative management, but results are not uniformly excellent. We critically assessed the methods of 26 studies that reported surgical outcomes of patients with this condition. Using 10 previously published criteria, and blinded to study outcomes, we derived a "methodology score" (0 to(More)
PURPOSE To study the effects of early weightbearing and ankle mobilization after acute repair of ruptured Achilles tendon. STUDY DESIGN Comparative longitudinal study. METHODS Patients in group 1 were postoperatively immobilized with their ankle in gravity equinus, they were encouraged to bear weight on the operated limb as soon as possible to full(More)
AIM To study the effects of early weight bearing following acute repair of ruptured Achilles tendon. METHODS Using a comparative longitudinal study design, following repair of an Achilles tendon rupture, patients in Group 1 were immobilised with their ankle in gravity equinus, were encouraged to weight bear on the operated limb as soon as possible to full(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether there is an association between tendinopathic and ruptured Achilles tendons, hypothesizing that the histopathological aspects of tendinosis in tendinopathic tendons are less advanced than those found in ruptured Achilles tendons. METHODS This was a comparative cohort study at a university teaching hospital. Histological(More)
Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) was a forgotten pharmaceutical that was patented in 1944 as a nasal decongestant. DMAA has recently gained popularity as a dietary supplement, with claims of effectiveness as an athletic performance enhancer and weight loss aid. It is also sold as a recreational stimulant drug. DMAA is a sympathomimetic and potent pressor agent.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the long-term ultrasonographic appearance of rupture of the Achilles tendon. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We examined 70 patients at an average of 63 months (range 10-120 months) after rupture of the Achilles tendon. We assessed the patient's contralateral tendon and also performed ultrasonography on the Achilles tendon of 70 age- and(More)
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