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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617627/effect-of-position-time-in-the-season-and-playing-surface-on-achilles-tendon-ruptures-in-nfl-games-a-2009-10-to-2016-17-review
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Michael K Krill, James R Borchers, Joshua T Hoffman, Matthew L Krill, Timothy E Hewett
OBJECTIVES: Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures are a potentially career-altering and ending injury. Achilles tendon ruptures have a below average return-to-play rate compared to other common orthopaedic procedures for National Football League (NFL) players. The objective of this study was to monitor the incidence and injury rates (IR) of AT ruptures that occurred during the regular season in order to evaluate the influence of player position, time of injury, and playing surface on rupture rates...
June 15, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611857/chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture-reconstruction-using-the-lindholm-method-and-the-vulpius-method
#2
Firat Ozan, Fatih Dogar, Kaan Gurbuz, Yakup Ekinci, Semmi Koyuncu, Hazim Sekban
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical and functional outcomes of chronic Achilles tendon rupture reconstruction via the Lindholm technique and via the Vulpius' lengthening of the gastrocnemius. METHODS: We evaluated 15 patients with chronic Achilles tendon rupture (Lindholm technique in eight patients and primary repair with the Vulpius technique in seven patients). In the final follow-up, the Hooker scale was used to measure the ankle functional capacity in all patients...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603874/impact-of-rest-duration-on-achilles-tendon-structure-and-function-following-isometric-training
#3
C M Waugh, T Alktebi, A de Sa, A Scott
Intervention programs are often sought to strengthen the Achilles tendon (AT) due to its high injury rate. Long rest periods between loading cycles have been found to increase collagen synthesis by tenocytes, suggesting rest duration may be important for tendon adaptation in vivo, however exercise programs comparing long and short rest duration have not been directly compared. Fourteen adults completed a 12-week progressive training intervention; training sessions consisted of 5 x 10 isometric plantarflexion contractions each of 3-s duration performed at 90% of MVC three times weekly...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601938/enhanced-gap-junction-intercellular-communication-inhibits-catabolic-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-tenocytes-against-heat-stress
#4
Eijiro Maeda, Shunsuke Kimura, Masahiko Yamada, Masataka Tashiro, Toshiro Ohashi
Elevation of tendon core temperature during severe activity is well known. However, its effects on tenocyte function have not been studied in detail. The present study tested a hypothesis that heat stimulation upregulates tenocyte catabolism, which can be modulated by the inhibition or the enhancement of gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC). Tenocytes isolated from rabbit Achilles tendons were subjected to heat stimulation at 37 °C, 41 °C or 43 °C for 30 min, and changes in cell viability, gene expressions and GJIC were examined...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558847/ultrasound-characteristics-of-the-mid-portion-of-the-achilles-tendon-in-runners-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Prue Molyneux, Matthew Carroll, Sarah Stewart, Angela Brenton-Rule, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries in recreational and competitive runners, yet the clinical significance and frequency of abnormal sonographic characteristics in runners remains unclear. This paper presents a protocol for a systematic review which aims to assess existing literature which has employed ultrasonography to evaluate characteristics of the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon in runners. METHODS: An electronic literature search will be conducted using the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus...
May 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557593/effects-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-the-modulation-of-tissue-temperature-and-hyperalgesia-following-a-partial-achilles-tendon-injury-in-rats
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Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Rodney Capp Pallotta, Evela Aparecida Pereira da Silva, Anna Cristina de Farias Marques, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the modulation of tissue temperature and hyperalgesia following a partial injury to the Achilles tendon in rats. Forty-five rats were randomly divided into three groups: a control group, a group treated with LLLT at a dose of 1.4 J (808 nm, 50 mW, 1.4 J), and a group treated with LLLT at a dose of 2.1 J (808 nm, 50 mW, 2.1 J). LLLT was administered to a single point immediately following the partial injury of the Achilles tendon...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549366/-conservative-treatment-of-a-chronic-rupture-of-achilles-tendon-case-report
#7
M González-Murillo, A Rodrigo-Alonso, H Figueiredo-González, A M Salgado-Rodrigo, S M Mota-Blanco
We report a case of a 64 years-old-female patient with ruptured left Achilles tendon within two months of evolution that has gone unnoticed. By the application of a conservative treatment recovered complete and symmetrical functionality in five months time after the injury.
November 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545379/tissue-engineering-in-achilles-tendon-reconstruction-the-role-of-stem-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffolds
#8
D S Pillai, Bal S Dhinsa, Wasim Khan
Achilles tendon injuries are common, and present a challenge in the acute and chronic setting. There is significant morbidity associated with the injury and the numerous management strategies, as well as financial implications to the patient and the health service. To date, repair tissue from all methods of management fail to achieve the same functional and biomechanical properties as the native tendon. The use of tissue engineering technology may reduce morbidity, improve the biomechanical properties of repair tissue and reduce the financial burden...
May 23, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535849/calf-endurance-and-achilles-tendon-structure-in-classical-ballet-dancers
#9
Jennifer A Zellers, Katrina van Ostrand, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
Optimal lower leg function is critical for ballet dancers to meet their occupational requirements. Achilles tendon injury is particularly detrimental to ballet dancers. While standardized measures have been validated and incorporated into clinical practice for use in people with Achilles tendon injury, normative ranges specific to the dancer population have not been described. The purpose of this pilot study was to observe the performance of pre-professional ballet students and professional ballet dancers on a well-established test battery for lower leg functional performance as well as ultra-sonographic evaluation of the structure of their Achilles tendons...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514131/-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-ruptures
#10
Lior Laver, Viktor Feldman, Ezequiel Palmanovich, Eyal Yaacobi, Niv Marom, Omer Mei-Dan
Achilles tendon ruptures cause considerable morbidity and functionality reduction. There is lack of consensus regarding the best option for treatment following acute Achilles tendon rupture. Recent studies have failed to show substantial difference in outcome following conservative or operative treatment using an early active rehabilitation program. Meta-analyses have shown that conservative management has increased the risk of re-rupture, whereas operative intervention carries risks of complications related to the wound and iatrogenic nerve injury...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476383/evaluation-of-a-new-knotless-suture-anchor-repair-in-acute-achilles-tendon-ruptures-a-biomechanical-comparison-of-three-techniques
#11
James M Cottom, Joseph S Baker, Phillip E Richardson, Jared M Maker
Acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon are a common injury, and debate has continued in published studies on how best to treat these injuries. Specifically, controversy exists regarding the surgical approaches for Achilles tendon repair when one considers percutaneous versus open repair. The present study investigated the biomechanical strength of 3 different techniques for Achilles tendon repair in a cadaveric model. A total of 36 specimens were divided into 3 groups, each of which received a different construct...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469747/effects-of-karate-fights-on-achilles-tendon-stiffness-measured-by-myotonometry
#12
Beata Pożarowszczyk, Weronika Pawlaczyk, Małgorzata Smoter, Andrzej Zarzycki, Dariusz Mroczek, Martyna Kumorek, Kazimierz Witkowski, Kawczyński Adam
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of karate fights on Achilles tendon stiffness in karate competitors. Eleven male karate fighters participated in the present study. A handheld MyotonPRO device (MyotonPRO, Myoton Ltd, Estonia) was applied to measure Achilles tendon stiffness in karate fighters. The Achilles tendon was tested 5 cm above the tuber calcanei. Stiffness measurements were performed before and after eight sparring fights. Each fight lasted 2 min and was separated by a 2 min rest period...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461923/foot-and-ankle-tendoscopies-current-concepts-review
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REVIEW
Manuel Monteagudo, Ernesto Maceira, Pilar Martinez de Albornoz
Tendoscopy is an apparently safe and reliable procedure to manage some foot and ankle disorders.The most common foot and ankle tendoscopies are: Achilles; peroneal; and posterior tibial tendon.Tendoscopy may be used as an adjacent procedure to other techniques.Caution is recommended to avoid neurovascular injuries.Predominantly level IV and V studies are found in the literature, with no level I studies still available.There are many promising and evolving endoscopic techniques for tendinopathies around the foot and ankle, but studies of higher levels of evidence are needed to strongly recommend these procedures...
December 2016: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460573/biomechanical-analysis-of-suture-anchor-vs-tenodesis-screw-for-fhl-transfer
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Mark C Drakos, Michael Gott, Sydney C Karnovsky, Conor I Murphy, Bridget A DeSandis, Noah Chinitz, Daniel Grande, Nadeen Chahine
BACKGROUND: Chronic Achilles injury is often treated with flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to the calcaneus using 1 or 2 incisions. A single incision avoids the risks of extended dissections yet yields smaller grafts, which may limit fixation options. We investigated the required length of FHL autograft and biomechanical profiles for suture anchor and biotenodesis screw fixation. METHODS: Single-incision FHL transfer with suture anchor or biotenodesis screw fixation to the calcaneus was performed on 20 fresh cadaveric specimens...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460179/manipulation-of-foot-strike-and-footwear-increases-achilles-tendon-loading-during-running
#15
Hannah Rice, Mubarak Patel
BACKGROUND: The Achilles tendon is the most common site of tendon overuse injury in humans. Running with a forefoot strike pattern and in minimal shoes is a topic of recent interest, yet evidence is currently limited regarding the combined influence of foot strike and footwear on Achilles tendon loading. PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of both foot strike and footwear on Achilles tendon loading in habitual rearfoot strike runners. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459710/cost-minimization-analysis-of-the-management-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture
#16
Jeremy N Truntzer, Brian Triana, Alex H S Harris, Laurence Baker, Loretta Chou, Robin N Kamal
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of nonsurgical management of acute Achilles tendon rupture have been demonstrated to be noninferior to those of surgical management. We performed a cost-minimization analysis of surgical and nonsurgical management of acute Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: We used a claims database to identify patients who underwent surgical (n = 1,979) and nonsurgical (n = 3,065) management of acute Achilles tendon rupture and compared overall costs of treatment (surgical procedure, follow-up care, physical therapy, and management of complications)...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457569/increasing-age-in-achilles-rupture-patients-over-time
#17
Gavin Ho, Direk Tantigate, Josh Kirschenbaum, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: The changing demographics of Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) patients have not fully been investigated. However, there has been a general suspicion that this injury is occurring in an increasingly older population, in terms of mean age. The aim of this study was to objectively show an increase in age in Achilles tendon rupture patients over time. METHODS: Published literature on Achilles tendon ruptures was searched for descriptive statistics on the demographics of patients in the studies, specifically mean and median age of Achilles tendon rupture patients, gender ratio, percentage of athletics-related injuries, percentage of smokers, and BMI...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451864/prolotherapy-induces-an-inflammatory-response-in-human-tenocytes-in-vitro
#18
Emmanuel C Ekwueme, Mahir Mohiuddin, Jazmin A Yarborough, P Gunnar Brolinson, Denitsa Docheva, Hugo A M Fernandes, Joseph W Freeman
BACKGROUND: Proliferative therapy, or prolotherapy, is a controversial treatment method for many connective tissue injuries and disorders. It involves the injection of a proliferant, or irritant solution, into the site of injury, which causes small-scale cell death. This therapeutic trauma is theorized to initiate the body's wound-healing cascade, perhaps leading to tissue repair. The immediate effects of many of these proliferants are poorly characterized, as are the cellular responses to them; here, we sought to evaluate the immediate effects of two common proliferants (dextrose and P2G, a combination of phenol, glucose, and glycerin) on the cellular response of human tenocytes, and begin to explicate the mechanisms with which each proliferant functions...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450316/the-combined-use-of-kartogenin-and-platelet-rich-plasma-promotes-fibrocartilage-formation-in-the-wounded-rat-achilles-tendon-entheses
#19
J Zhang, T Yuan, N Zheng, Y Zhou, M V Hogan, J H-C Wang
OBJECTIVES: After an injury, the biological reattachment of tendon to bone is a challenge because healing takes place between a soft (tendon) and a hard (bone) tissue. Even after healing, the transition zone in the enthesis is not completely regenerated, making it susceptible to re-injury. In this study, we aimed to regenerate Achilles tendon entheses (ATEs) in wounded rats using a combination of kartogenin (KGN) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). METHODS: Wounds created in rat ATEs were given three different treatments: kartogenin platelet-rich plasma (KGN-PRP); PRP; or saline (control), followed by histological and immunochemical analyses, and mechanical testing of the rat ATEs after three months of healing...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442075/passive-stiffness-of-the-ankle-and-plantar-flexor-muscle-performance-after-achilles-tendon-repair-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pollyana R T Borges, Thiago R T Santos, Paula R S Procópio, Jessica H D Chelidonopoulos, Roberto Zambelli, Juliana M Ocarino
BACKGROUND: Deficits in ankle muscle strength and ankle stiffness may be present in those subjects who underwent surgical treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture. The presence of these long-term deficits may contribute to a lower performance during daily activities and may be linked to future injuries. OBJECTIVE: To compare the ankle passive stiffness and the plantar flexor muscle performance in patients who underwent unilateral surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture with nonsurgical subjects...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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