Current concepts in the rehabilitation of an acute rupture of the tendo Achillis
Kearney, Rebecca S. and Costa, Matthew L.. (2012) Current concepts in the rehabilitation of an acute rupture of the tendo Achillis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol.94-B (No.1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 0301-620XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.94B1.28008
Rupture of the tendo Achillis is a common injury with a rising incidence. Traditionally the key question following this injury has been whether or not to operate. However a contemporary Cochrane review highlighted that the method of rehabilitation may also have an important contribution to the outcome. Since this review, various early weight-bearing rehabilitation protocols have been described. Currently evidence points to the use of early functional rehabilitation, regardless of operative or non-operative management. However, there is no consensus on which exact functional rehabilitation protocol should be used. Future research should be directed towards improving our understanding of how the different rehabilitative components interact in the tendo Achillis as it heals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume|
|Publisher:||British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery|
|Official Date:||January 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 28-31|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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