Achilles Tendon Rupture

by Craig on February 21, 2012

Ruptures of the achilles tendon get more common after the age of around 40 years. This is because the vascularity of the tendon is deceasing around those years. This means that the tendon is less likely to be able to resist the forces that are applied to it. Achilles tendon ruptures are more common in sports that simultaneous dorsiflex the ankle joint and extend the knee, such as what happens in tennis. When a rupture occurs it is usually very obvious unless the rupture is only partial. All the evidence on treatment pretty much shows equal outcomes between surgical and non-surgical management, the the choice of treatment comes down to the experiences of the treating physician.

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