The non-operative functional management of patients with a rupture of the tendo Achillis leads to low rates of re-rupture.

@article{Wallace2011TheNF,
  title={The non-operative functional management of patients with a rupture of the tendo Achillis leads to low rates of re-rupture.},
  author={Richard G.H. Wallace and G J Heyes and Anthony L R Michael},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={1362-6}
}
Controversy surrounds the most appropriate treatment method for patients with a rupture of the tendo Achillis. The aim of this study was to assess the long term rate of re-rupture following management with a non-operative functional protocol. We report the outcome of 945 consecutive patients (949 tendons) diagnosed with a rupture of the tendo Achillis managed between 1996 and 2008. There were 255 female and 690 male patients with a mean age of 48.97 years (12 to 86). Delayed presentation was… CONTINUE READING
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