Achilles tendon rupture. Comparison of two surgical techniques, evaluation of outcomes after complications and biochemical and histological analyses of collagen type I and III and tenascin-C expression in the Achilles tendon

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The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and is affected by many diseases and is vulnerable to many forms of damage due to the heavy loads it must bear. Rupture of the Achilles tendon has become more common in recent times, with an almost four-fold increase in prevalence from 1979–1990 to 1991–2000 and a peak incidence of 19 ruptures per… (More)

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