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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441542/reattachment-using-the-suture-bridge-augmentation-for-achilles-tendon-avulsion-fracture-with-osteoporotic-bony-fragment
#2
Byung-Ki Cho, Ji-Kang Park, Seung-Myung Choi
Although avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity are rare injuries, these can be a challenging problem with frequent complications, such as loss of reduction and soft tissue problem. Anatomical reduction and internal fixation are indicated to avoid these pitfalls and to restore function of the triceps surae. However, the best fixation device and operative technique are still controversial. A case that achieved satisfactory clinical outcome through a reattachment technique using the suture bridge augmentation for Achilles tendon avulsion fracture with osteoporotic bony fragment is presented...
April 15, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409510/combined-osteopathy-and-exercise-management-of-achilles-tendinopathy-in-an-athlete-a-case-report
#3
Georgia Ross, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sporting populations. There is conflicting evidence about the best approach to conservative management. This report focuses on the rehabilitation of an Achilles tendinopathy utilising osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) and a structured exercise program in a semi-professional volleyballer. The patient presented with a 4-month history of right mid-portion Achilles tendon pain that begun after a lateral inversion sprain of the right ankle. The primary complaint was pain impacting the patients vertical jump performance...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396584/a-high-glucose-diet-affects-achilles-tendon-healing-in-rats
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Stefanie Korntner, Nadja Kunkel, Christine Lehner, Renate Gehwolf, Andrea Wagner, Peter Augat, Daniel Stephan, Verena Heu, Hans-Christian Bauer, Andreas Traweger, Herbert Tempfer
Chronic and acute tendinopathies are difficult to treat and tendon healing is generally a very slow and incomplete process and our general understanding of tendon biology and regeneration lags behind that of muscle or bone. Although still largely unexplored, several studies suggest a positive effect of nutritional interventions on tendon health and repair. With this study, we aim to reveal effects of a high-glucose diet on tendon neoformation in a non-diabetic rat model of Achilles tenotomy. After surgery animals received either a high-glucose diet or a control diet for 2 and 4 weeks, respectively...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394684/treatment-algorithm-for-chronic-achilles-tendon-lesionsreview-of-the-literature-and-proposal-of-a-new-classification
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Roberto Buda, Francesco Castagnini, Gherardo Pagliazzi, Sandro Giannini
Chronic Achilles tendon lesions (CATLs) ensue from a neglected acute rupture or a degenerated tendon. Surgical treatment is usually required. The current English literature (PubMed) about CATLs was revised, and particular emphasis was given to articles depicting CATL classification. The available treatment algorithms are based on defect size. We propose the inclusion of other parameters, such as tendon degeneration, etiology, and time from injury to surgery. Partial lesions affecting less than (I stage) or more than (II stage) half of the tendon should be treated conservatively for healthy tendons, within 12 weeks of injury...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378372/microcirculation-after-achilles-tendon-rupture-correlates-with-functional-and-patient-reported-outcome
#6
Praxitelis Praxitelous, Gunnar Edman, Paul W Ackermann
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) display an extended healing process with varying clinical outcome. Poor microcirculatory blood flow has been suggested to be a significant factor for the healing process. However, whether microcirculation may predict healing outcome has been mostly unknown. Therefore, we investigated if blood flow in the Achilles tendon may be associated with patient-reported and functional outcomes after ATR. METHODS: In vivo laser Doppler flowmetry was used to assess microvascular blood flow bilateral in the Achilles tendons, during post-occlusive reactive hyperemia, of nine patients with acute total ATR at two weeks post-operatively...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366437/mechanical-histological-and-functional-properties-remain-inferior-in-conservatively-treated-achilles-tendons-in-rodents-long-term-evaluation
#7
Benjamin R Freedman, George W Fryhofer, Nabeel S Salka, Harina A Raja, Cody D Hillin, Courtney A Nuss, Daniel C Farber, Louis J Soslowsky
Conservative treatment (non-operative) of Achilles tendon ruptures is suggested to produce equivalent capacity for return to function; however, long term results and the role of return to activity (RTA) for this treatment paradigm remain unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the long term response of conservatively treated Achilles tendons in rodents with varied RTA. Sprague Dawley rats (n=32) received unilateral blunt transection of the Achilles tendon followed by randomization into groups that returned to activity after 1-week (RTA1) or 3-weeks (RTA3) of limb casting in plantarflexion, before being euthanized at 16-weeks post-injury...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366020/fluoroquinolone-associated-tendinopathy-of-the-hand-and-wrist-a-systematic-review-and-case-report
#8
Israel Berger, Isak Goodwin, Gregory M Buncke
BACKGROUND: Fluoroquinolone use has been known to be associated with tendinopathy and tendon rupture for over 30 years. Hand and wrist involvement has been reported rarely, yet without early recognition and withdrawal of the fluoroquinolone, there is potential for significant morbidity. METHODS: We searched Medline using a comprehensive search strategy for fluoroquinolones and tendinopathy of the hand and wrist, and provide a case report of a possible levofloxacin-related tendon rupture in a patient with a previous mutilating hand injury...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358823/genome-wide-association-screens-for-achilles-tendon-and-acl-tears-and-tendinopathy
#9
Stuart K Kim, Thomas R Roos, Andrew K Roos, John P Kleimeyer, Marwa A Ahmed, Gabrielle T Goodlin, Michael Fredericson, John P A Ioannidis, Andrew L Avins, Jason L Dragoo
Achilles tendinopathy or rupture and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture are substantial injuries affecting athletes, associated with delayed recovery or inability to return to competition. To identify genetic markers that might be used to predict risk for these injuries, we performed genome-wide association screens for these injuries using data from the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) cohort consisting of 102,979 individuals. We did not find any single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with either of these injuries with a p-value that was genome-wide significant (p<5x10-8)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357147/dual-fixation-of-calcaneal-tuberosity-avulsion-with-concomitant-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-novel-hybrid-technique
#10
Gautham Prabhakar, Nicholas Kusnezov, Nicholas Rensing, Amr Abdelgawad
Fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity with a concomitant Achilles tendon rupture presents a difficult challenge for the treating surgeon. The ultimate goal of treatment is to restore function of both the gastrocnemius-soleus complex and the Achilles tendon. This particular subset of fractures occurs often in diabetics and elderly patients with osteoporosis making fixation of the displaced fragment rather complex. If the Achilles tendon disruption is only discovered later once the fracture is healed, subsequent management is difficult with surgical treatment being more morbid...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347598/patellar-tendon-reconstruction-using-an-extended-gastrocnemius-flap-following-cryogenic-injury-to-the-knee
#11
Raymond H Kim, Amanda H Randolph, Conrad J Tirre, Matthew Morrey, Jason M Jennings
Cryogenic thermal necrosis after knee surgery is rare. We describe a patient who presented with an anterior knee soft tissue defect in conjunction with an extensor mechanism deficiency secondary to a cold thermal injury after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We treated the patient with a single stage surgical procedure combining patellar tendon reconstruction and soft tissue coverage utilizing the superficial portion of the patient's vascularized Achilles tendon attached to a medial gastrocnemius flap...
March 24, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336820/an-advanced-glycation-endproduct-age-rich-diet-promotes-accumulation-of-ages-in-achilles-tendon
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Dorthe Skovgaard, Rene B Svensson, Jean Scheijen, Pernilla Eliasson, Pernille Mogensen, Anne Mette F Hag, Michael Kjær, Casper G Schalkwijk, Peter Schjerling, Stig P Magnusson, Christian Couppé
Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) accumulate in long-lived tissue proteins like collagen in bone and tendon causing modification of the biomechanical properties. This has been hypothesized to raise the risk of orthopedic injury such as bone fractures and tendon ruptures. We evaluated the relationship between AGE content in the diet and accumulation of AGEs in weight-bearing animal Achilles tendon. Two groups of mice (C57BL/6Ntac) were fed with either high-fat diet low in AGEs high-fat diet (HFD) (n = 14) or normal diet high in AGEs (ND) (n = 11)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301883/-the-vulnerable-heel-of-achilles-intratendinous-abscess-following-a-cat-bite
#13
David Merschin, Axel Ekkernkamp, Julia Seifert
An 83-year-old patient suffered a cat bite dorsally to the Achilles tendon. In the further course, he developed an isolated intratendinous abscess of the Achilles tendon, which was surgically revised twice and subsequently healed with antibiotic treatment. In Germany, about 40,000 bite injuries of different origins occur annually. Most of these injuries are cat or dog bites, while human bites are rare. Although the course is often complicated, there are no standard recommendations for treatment. An intratendinous abscess after animal bite injury has not been described in the literature as yet...
March 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300874/amniotic-membrane-as-an-option-for-treatment-of-acute-achilles-tendon-injury-in-rats
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Mariana de Castro Nicodemo, Lia Renó das Neves, Josafá Carvalho Aguiar, Flaviane de Souza Brito, Isabelle Ferreira, Luciana Barros Sant'Anna, Leandro José Raniero, Rodrigo Álvaro Lopes Martins, Paulo Roxo Barja, Emilia Angela Lo Schiavo Arisawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of human amniotic membrane (hAM) fragment on inflammatory response, proliferation of fibroblast and organization of collagen fibers in injured tendon. METHODS: Sixty rats were divided into 3 groups: C - surgical procedures without tendon lesion and with simulation of hAM application; I - surgical procedures, tendon injury and simulation of hAM application; T - surgical procedures, tendon injury and hAM application. These groups were subdivided into four experimental times (3, 7, 14 and 28 days)...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297577/surgical-excision-of-heterotopic-ossification-leads-to-re-emergence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-populations-responsible-for-recurrence
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Shailesh Agarwal, Shawn Loder, David Cholok, John Li, Chris Breuler, James Drake, Cameron Brownley, Joshua Peterson, Shuli Li, Benjamin Levi
Trauma-induced heterotopic ossification (HO) occurs after severe musculoskeletal injuries and burns, and presents a significant barrier to patient rehabilitation. Interestingly, the incidence of HO significantly increases with repeated operations and after resection of previous HO. Treatment of established heterotopic ossification is challenging because surgical excision is often incomplete, with evidence of persistent heterotopic bone. As a result, patients may continue to report the signs or symptoms of HO, including chronic pain, nonhealing wounds, and joint restriction...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291954/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-tendon-injury-model
#16
Sang Yoon Lee, Bomi Kwon, Kyoungbun Lee, Young Hoon Son, Sun G Chung
BACKGROUND: Although survival of transplanted stem cells in vivo and differentiation of stem cells into tenocytes in vitro have been reported, there have been no in vivo studies demonstrating that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could secrete their own proteins as differentiated tenogenic cells. Purpose/Hypothesis: Using a xenogeneic MSC transplantation model, we aimed to investigate whether MSCs could differentiate into the tenogenic lineage and secrete their own proteins. The hypothesis was that human MSCs would differentiate into the human tenogenic lineage and the cells would be able to secrete human-specific proteins in a rat tendon injury model...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289610/effect-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-on-achilles-tendon-healing-in-rabbit
#17
Arash Najafbeygi, Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Amir Hussein Lebaschi, Seyed Jaber Mousavi, Seyed Abouzar Husseini, Mitra Niazi
BACKGROUND: Tendon injuries are common and it takes a long time for an injured tendon to heal. Adverse phenomena such as adhesion and rupture are associated with these injuries. Finding a method to reduce the time required for healing which improves the final outcome, will lead to decreased frequency and intensity of adverse consequences. This study was designed to investigate the effects of basic fibroblast growth factor on the healing of the Achilles tendon in rabbits. METHODS: In 10 New Zealand white rabbits, Achilles tendon was cut at the intersection of the distal and middle thirds on both hind legs...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288878/outcomes-and-complications-of-percutaneous-versus-open-repair-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-meta-analysis
#18
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Bo Yang, Yang Liu, Shunli Kan, Di Zhang, Hong Xu, Feifei Liu, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
BACKGROUND: Acute Achilles tendon rupture (AATR) is a frequent injury occurring dominantly in young to middle-aged males. Outcomes and complications between percutaneous and open repair are still controversial. Thus, the purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the outcomes and complications of these two operative methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched multiple databases: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to October 2016. Two reviewers independently screened the studies for eligibility, evaluated the quality and extracted data from eligible studies, with confirmation by cross-checking...
April 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265159/achilles-tendon-injury-in-kendo-players-in-junior-and-senior-high-schools-with-a-focus-on-foot-function
#19
Shinya Kisi, Munehito Yoshida
[Purpose] We investigated Achilles tendon injury in Kendo players in junior and senior high schools to obtain a possible indicator for preventing an outbreak of Achilles tendon injury and tendonitis, possible risk factors concerning foot function and morphology were extracted. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 60 Kendo players aged 14-18 years from Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (33 boys and 27 girls). A questionnaire survey was conducted on the past history, current status, time of occurrence about Achilles tendon pain or rupture, and site of Achilles tendon pain or rupture...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259751/cadaver-study-of-anatomic-landmark-identification-for-placing-ankle-arthroscopy-portals
#20
B Scheibling, G Koch, P Clavert
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopy-assisted surgery is now widely used at the ankle for osteochondral lesions of the talus, anterior and posterior impingement syndromes, talocrural or subtalar fusion, foreign body removal, and ankle instability. Injuries to the vessels and nerves may occur during these procedures. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ultrasound topographic identification of vulnerable structures decreased the risk of iatrogenic injuries to vessels, nerves, and tendons and influenced the distance separating vulnerable structures from the arthroscope introduced through four different portals...
May 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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