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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
#2
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/28376907/incidence-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-bleeding-events-in-patients-with-lower-extremity-orthopedic-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-japanese-healthcare-database
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Takeshi Fuji, Masao Akagi, Yasuyuki Abe, Eisei Oda, Daisuke Matsubayashi, Kaori Ota, Masafumi Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Jumpei Kaburagi, Kei Ibusuki, Atsushi Takita, Mikio Iwashita, Takuhiro Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic surgeries of lower extremities such as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and hip fracture surgery (HFS) are widely considered to carry a high risk of developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). Growing attention to epidemiological studies using a healthcare database led us to quantify the risks using a Japanese database to reveal recent medical care for such events. METHODS: The study comprised 36,947 patients who had undergone orthopedic surgeries of the lower extremities and whose medical information from April 2008 to September 2013 was available...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366437/mechanical-histological-and-functional-properties-remain-inferior-in-conservatively-treated-achilles-tendons-in-rodents-long-term-evaluation
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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
#5
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
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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
#7
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/28355086/presence-of-bacteria-in-spontaneous-achilles-tendon-ruptures
#8
Christer G Rolf, Sai-Chuen Fu, Chelsea Hopkins, Ju Luan, Margaret Ip, Shu-Hang Yung, Göran Friman, Ling Qin, Kai-Ming Chan
BACKGROUND: The structural pathology of Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures resembles tendinopathy, but the causes remain unknown. Recently, a number of diseases were found to be attributed to bacterial infections, resulting in low-grade inflammation and progressive matrix disturbance. The authors speculate that spontaneous AT ruptures may also be influenced by the presence of bacteria. HYPOTHESIS: Bacteria are present in ruptured ATs but not in healthy tendons. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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/28299842/electroacupuncture-promotes-cns-dependent-release-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Tatiana E Salazar, Matthew R Richardson, Eleni Beli, Matthew S Ripsch, John George, Youngsook Kim, Yaqian Duan, Leni Moldovan, Yuanqing Yan, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Vaishnavi Jadhav, Jared A Smith, Susan McGorray, Alicia L Bertone, Dmitri O Traktuev, Keith L March, Luis M Colon-Perez, Keith Avin, Emily Sims, Julie A Mund, Jamie Case, Shaolin Deng, Min Su Kim, Bruce McDavitt, Michael E Boulton, Jeffrey Thinschmidt, Sergio Li Calzi, Stephanie D Fitz, Robyn K Fuchs, Stuart J Warden, Todd McKinley, Anantha Shekhar, Marcelo Febo, Phillip L Johnson, Lung Ji Chang, Zhanguo Gao, Mikhail G Kolonin, Song Lai, Jinfeng Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Fletcher A White, Huisheng Xie, Mervin C Yoder, Maria B Grant
Electro-acupuncture (EA) performed in rats and humans using front-limb acupuncture sites, LI-4 and LI-11, and Du-14 and Du-20 increased functional connectivity between the anterior hypothalamus and the amygdala and mobilized mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into the systemic circulation. In human subjects, the source of the MSC was found to be primarily adipose tissue whereas in rodents the tissue sources were considered more heterogeneous. Pharmacological disinhibition of rat hypothalamus enhanced sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and similarly resulted in a release of MSC into the circulation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299456/interlocking-horizontal-mattress-suture-versus-kakiuchi-technique-in-repair-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-biomechanical-study
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Matteo Guzzini, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Lorenzo Proietti, Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Edoardo Monaco, Germano Ferri, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the type of surgical treatment for Achilles tendon rupture has been the subject of controversial debate. This biomechanical study evaluates for the first time in literature the ultimate failure load (UFL) of interlocking horizontal mattress (IHM) suture as compared with Kakiuchi suture in Achilles tendon rupture. The hypothesis is that IHM suture can be performed also for Achilles tendon rupture and ensures higher resistance compared with the traditional Kakiuchi suture...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289610/effect-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-on-achilles-tendon-healing-in-rabbit
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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
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REVIEW
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/28282504/soleus-atrophy-is-common-after-the-nonsurgical-treatment-of-acute-achilles-tendon-ruptures
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Juuso Heikkinen, Iikka Lantto, Tapio Flinkkila, Pasi Ohtonen, Jaakko Niinimaki, Pertti Siira, Vesa Laine, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: It remains controversial whether nonsurgical or surgical treatment provides better calf muscle strength recovery after an acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). Recent evidence has suggested that surgery might surpass nonsurgical treatment in restoring strength after an ATR. PURPOSE: To assess whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings could explain calf muscle strength deficits and the difference between nonsurgical and surgical treatments in restoring calf muscle strength...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265159/achilles-tendon-injury-in-kendo-players-in-junior-and-senior-high-schools-with-a-focus-on-foot-function
#15
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/28258946/achilles-impingement-tendinopathy-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Mark J Bullock, Jan Mourelatos, Alice Mar
Haglund's syndrome is impingement of the retrocalcaneal bursa and Achilles tendon caused by a prominence of the posterosuperior calcaneus. Radiographic measurements are not sensitive or specific for diagnosing Haglund's deformity. Localization of a bone deformity and tendinopathy in the same sagittal section of a magnetic resonance imaging scan can assist with the diagnosis in equivocal cases. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of Haglund's syndrome in patients presenting with Achilles tendinopathy and note any associated findings to determine the criteria for a diagnosis of Haglund's syndrome...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257679/repair-of-neglected-achilles-rupture
#17
REVIEW
Bradly W Bussewitz
Acute Achilles tendon ruptures is routinely missed or undertreated, leading to functional deficits. The neglected Achilles ruptures often requires surgical repair to regain functional improvement. The tendon retraction and resultant necessary debridement of the rupture site leads to difficulty completing end-to-end repair. Advanced techniques, including fascial advancements, tendon transfers, and use of allografts, allow the treating surgeon many viable repair options for the neglected Achilles presentation...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257678/acute-achilles-rupture-percutaneous-repair-approach-materials-techniques
#18
REVIEW
Jason George DeVries, Brandon M Scharer, Benjamin J Summerhays
Closed traumatic Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury, especially in the aging athlete. Traditionally open repair has been recognized to offer a lower rerupture rate compared with nonoperative methods but with a higher complication rate. Percutaneous repair has been described to offer the benefits of open repair while avoiding the complications. The sural nerve is potentially susceptible to injury, and specialized instrumentation has been developed to avoid this event. This article discusses several techniques of minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257677/acute-rupture-open-repair-techniques
#19
REVIEW
Robert D Santrock, Andrew J Friedmann, Andrew E Hanselman
Achilles tendon injuries can be serious injuries requiring either operative or nonoperative management. For appropriate surgical candidates, operative intervention may provide lower rerupture rates and adequate end-to-end tendon healing. Our preference is an open Achilles tendon repair, specifically a limited open technique using the PARS device (Arthrex, Naples, FL). Postoperatively, we use functional rehabilitation and early range of motion. Although the current literature remains controversial regarding operative versus nonoperative management, the authors have obtained satisfactory results in appropriately chosen surgical candidates...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257676/acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-clinical-evaluation-conservative-management-and-early-active-rehabilitation
#20
REVIEW
Merrell Kauwe
The Achilles tendon (AT) is the strongest, largest, and most commonly ruptured tendon in the human body. Physical examination provides high sensitivity and specificity. Imaging studies are not recommended unless there are equivocal findings in the physical examination. Recent studies have shown that the risk of re-rupture is negated with implementation of functional rehabilitation protocols. Heterogeneity in study design makes conclusions on the specifics of functional rehabilitation protocols difficult; however, it is clear that early weight bearing and early controlled mobilization lead to better patient outcome and satisfaction in both surgically and conservatively treated populations...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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