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2009 Achilles Tendon Injuries and Tendonitis eMedicine PMR

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/309393-overview

Achilles tendon rupture is a complete disruption of the Achilles tendon, observed most commonly in patients aged 30-50 years, usually occurring at a point 4-5 cm proximal to the calcaneus. This area above the calcaneus is the zone of poor blood flow in the tendon. Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the...
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2009 Clarification of the Simmonds–Thompson test for rupture of an Achilles tendon

Location: http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/staticContent/HTML/N0/l2/cjs//vol-52/issue-3/pdf/pgE40.pdf

The Simmonds–Thompson test, described in 1957 and 1962, respectively, remains the principal clinical test for rupture of an Achilles tendon. However, there is some discrepancy in the literature regarding its mechanical significance. A positive test has been reported to indicate a complete rupture of the tendon, and the cited mechanical...
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Achilles Tendon Rupture A Challenging Diagnosis Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/405807

Since the 1950s the incidence of spontaneous complete rupture of the Achilles tendon has risen steadily, possibly as a result of increased sedentary lifestyles and intermittent participation in recreational sports.[1] Today the Achilles tendon is the second most frequently ruptured tendon,[2] and no other tendon suffers complete rupture more often.[3]...
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Achilles Tendon Rupture Clinical Case Challenge Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/404350

The differential diagnosis for ruptured Achilles tendon may not be readily forthcoming if edema exists and there are indifferent responses to various manual testing procedures. Ultrasonography may be needed to establish the diagnosis and to determine the apposition of the ruptured tendon ends. This case challenge highlights a patient typical...
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Achilles Tendon Rupture eMedicine Sports

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Achilles tendon ruptures commonly occur to otherwise healthy men between the ages of 30 and 50 years who have had no previous injury or problem reported in the affected leg. Those who suffer this injury are typically "weekend warriors" who are active intermittently.
Synonyms and related keywords: Achilles tendon rupture,...
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Achilles Tendon Ruptures

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Citations on Achilles Tendon (Heelcord) Ruptures. Uses the search string (Achilles Tendon) [MESH] AND (rupture) [MESH] Can be refined for acute/chronic, treatment, outcome etc.
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Achilles Tendon Ruptutre Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/achilles_tendon_rupture

ruptures typically occur after age 30, more often in people beyond middle age;
- rupture at musculous tendinous junction occurs most often in young people, but ruptures near the calcaneus also occur;
- inciting event may be...
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Complete Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon Medscape

Location: http://bcbsma.medscape.com/viewarticle/408535

Although Achilles tendon ruptures may occur in young athletes, they generally occur in 30- to 40-year-old sedentary males who overexert themselves, usually on weekends. The patient typically presents with pain, ecchymosis, and a history of an audible "pop" in the calf. Usually in these cases, a gap is palpable 2...
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Less Invasive Achilles Tendon Reconstruction

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/571772

The optimal management of chronic ruptures of the Achilles tendon is surgical reconstruction. Reconstruction of the Achilles tendon using peroneus brevis has been widely reported. Classically, these procedures involve relatively long surgical wounds in a relatively hypovascular area which is susceptible to wound breakdown. Results: We describe our current method of...
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Mechanical properties during healing of Achilles tendon ruptures to predict final outcome

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/8/116/abstract

Mechanical properties during healing of Achilles tendon ruptures to predict final outcome. A pilot Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis in 10 patients
Thorsten Schepull , Joanna Kvist , Christer Andersson and Per Aspenberg
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:116
Results The strain was median 0.90, 0.32 and 0.14 percent per 100 N tendon force at...
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Nonsurgical Treatment May Be Best for Achilles Tendon Rupture Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/462037

Sept. 25, 2003 — Nonsurgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture may be best, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study published in the September-October issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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Restoration of Strength Despite Low Stress and Abnormal Imaging after Achilles Injury Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711310

Purpose: To determine the usefulness of clinical imaging in predicting the mechanical properties of rabbit Achilles tendons after acute injury.
Conclusions: Normal peak loads 4 wk after injury were withstood by an enlarged tendon of lower stress. These findings support progressive physical loading 4 wk after an Achilles tendon injury. T1-weighted...
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Study Confirms Increased Risk of Achilles Tendon Rupture With Fluoroquinolone Use Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/463008

Oct. 15, 2003 (San Diego) — Fluoroquinolone use is associated with increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture, and that increase is "true across the board for exposure to any fluoroquinolone," according to results of nested case-control study reported last week at the 41st annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society...
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Tendo Achilles Disorders - Rupture Orthoteers

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The most common mechanism for TA rupture is pushing off with the weight-bearing forefoot while extending the knee (eccentric contraction of the calf muscles). The same effect can also be created by a sudden unexpected dorsiflexion of the ankle as in a fall from a height.
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