Treatment of chronic achilles tendinopathy and ruptures with flexor hallucis tendon transfer: clinical outcome and MRI findings.

@article{Hahn2008TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of chronic achilles tendinopathy and ruptures with flexor hallucis tendon transfer: clinical outcome and MRI findings.},
  author={Frederik Hahn and Patrick Meyer and Christian Maiwald and Marco Zanetti and Patrick Vienne},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={794-802}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy, augmentation with flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer can be performed to improve pain and functional limitations. There are no reports of postoperative imaging for evaluating tendon integration, inflammatory alterations or degeneration of the FHL muscle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative MR imaging based on clinical outcome and isokinetic strength. MATERIALS AND METHODS 13 patients with chronic Achilles… CONTINUE READING