Acute ruptures of the achilles tendon.

  title={Acute ruptures of the achilles tendon.},
  author={Umile Giuseppe Longo and Mario Ronga and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Sports medicine and arthroscopy review},
  volume={17 2},
The Achilles tendon (AT) is the most frequently ruptured tendon in the human body, but the etiology of AT ruptures is still not completely understood. Percutaneous repair and conservative management are viable alternatives to open surgery, which carries higher complication rates and is the most costly of the 3 management options. Individual patients will have different needs due to their age, occupation, or level of sporting activity. If the studies reporting a rising incidence of AT rupture… CONTINUE READING
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