End-to-end operative repair of Achilles tendon rupture.

@article{Soldatis1997EndtoendOR,
  title={End-to-end operative repair of Achilles tendon rupture.},
  author={J J Soldatis and Donald B Goodfellow and John H Wilber},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={90-5}
}
We present the long-term results of operative repair in 23 consecutive patients with Achilles tendon ruptures, treated between 1984 and 1991, to evaluate our treatment method and determine the clinical causes of rupture. Fifty-four percent of ruptures occurred in people in their 30s; 90% occurred during participation in acceleration-deceleration sports. All but three patients were treated within 1 week of injury with open, operative, end-to-end repair of the Achilles tendon. The remaining three… CONTINUE READING

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