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non invasive treatment for achille injury

Alexandre Fouré
The mechanical properties of tendon play a fundamental role to passively transmit forces from muscle to bone, withstand sudden stretches, and act as a mechanical buffer allowing the muscle to work more efficiently. The use of non-invasive imaging methods for the assessment of human tendon's mechanical, structural, and biochemical properties in vivo is relatively young in sports medicine, clinical practice, and basic science. Non-invasive assessment of the tendon properties may enhance the diagnosis of tendon injury and the characterization of recovery treatments...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Laura Leone, Salvatore Raffa, Mario Vetrano, Danilo Ranieri, Florence Malisan, Cristina Scrofani, Maria Chiara Vulpiani, Andrea Ferretti, Maria Rosaria Torrisi, Vincenzo Visco
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive and innovative technology for the management of specific tendinopathies. In order to elucidate the ESWT-mediated clinical benefits, human Tendon-derived Stem/Progenitor cells (hTSPCs) explanted from 5 healthy semitendinosus (ST) and 5 ruptured Achilles (AT) tendons were established. While hTSPCs from the two groups showed similar proliferation rates and stem cell surface marker profiles, we found that the clonogenic potential was maintained only in cells derived from healthy donors...
February 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Pawel Zietek, Maciej Karaczun, Bartosz Kruk, Karina Szczypior
Achilles injury is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon, however, is much less common and usually occurs spontaneously. Complete, traumatic, and bilateral ruptures are rare and typically require long periods of immobilization before the patient can return to full weightbearing. A 52-year-old male was hospitalized for bilateral traumatic rupture to both Achilles tendons. No risk factors for tendon rupture were found. Blood samples revealed no peripheral blood pathologic features...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
S Lacoste, J M Féron, B Cherrier
BACKGROUND: Acute Achilles tendon rupture can be treated conservatively or surgically. Open surgery restores tendon continuity but carries a risk of skin complications. Tenolig(®) is a device designed for the percutaneous biological treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. Earlier studies found high rates of recurrent tears and nerve injury after Tenolig(®) repair. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesised that intra-operative ultrasonography during Tenolig(®) repair would decrease the post-operative complication rate and improve functional outcomes...
December 2014: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Andrea Yeo, Namita Kendall, Sunderarajan Jayaraman
PURPOSE: Chronic Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury. There are several modalities of treatment, reflecting difficulties in management. In particular, due to the well-recognised surgical morbidity, treatment has steered towards less invasive routes. Previous studies have targeted pathology either inside or outside the tendon in isolation with varying results. This study aimed to target both pathological sites by combining dry needling with percutaneous hydrostatic decompression as a novel treatment...
July 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Jiang Nan, Dayong Xiang, Bin Yu
OBJECTIVE: To review the progress in the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: Recent literature about the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture was reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Treatments of acute Achilles tendon rupture include operative and non-operative treatments. Operative treatments include open surgery and percutaneous minimally invasive surgery. Compared with non-operative treatment, operative treatment can effectively reduce the re-rupture incidence, but it had higher complication incidences of wound infection and nerve injury...
May 2013: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Joshua R McCormack
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common injury among runners and recreational athletes. The conservative management of mid-portion AT typically includes eccentric exercise as recommended in multiple systematic reviews and practice guidelines. However, an eccentric program typically requires 12 weeks for satisfactory results and problems with compliance have been reported. Astym® is a non-invasive instrument assisted soft tissue treatment that can be used in the management of tendinopathies but there is limited published research on this treatment approach...
December 2012: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
M H Amlang, H Zwipp
Tendinosis of the Achilles tendon is a degenerative-reparative structural change of the tendon with microdefects, increases in cross-section due to cicatricial tendon regeneration, neoangiogenesis and reduction of elasticity. The previously used term tendinitis is only rarely used for the chronic form since signs of inflammation such as redness and hyperthermia or elevated levels of inflammatory parameters on laboratory testing are generally absent. Duplex sonography with visualization of the neovascularization has become a valuable supplement not only for diagnostics but also for therapy planning...
February 2012: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
N Maffulli, U G Longo, T Hüfner, V Denaro
Pain syndromes of the Achilles tendon (AT) include both insertional and non-insertional tendinopathy, two distinct disorders with different underlying pathophysiologies and management options, characterized by pain, impaired performance and swelling in and around the tendon. This article gives an overview of the operative treatment of pain syndromes of the Achilles tendon, including both insertional tendinopathy of the AT and tendinopathy of the main body of the AT. New minimally invasive techniques for the management of this condition, including endoscopy are also reported...
September 2010: Der Unfallchirurg
T H Lui
Acute Achilles tendon ruptures is one of the commonest tendon injury of the foot and ankle. The management of this problem is still controversial. Treatment can be classified into non-surgical and surgical types. Surgical management can be subdivided into open repair, percutaneous with or without adjunct of arthroscopy. In compare with non-surgical management, surgical management will decrease the tendon re-rupture rate. However, the possible surgical complications including wound breakdown and sural nerve injury are still quite significant...
March 2010: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Thomas S Roukis, Monica H Schweinberger
The purpose of this article was to report the complications associated with uni-portal endoscopic gastrocnemius recession for surgical treatment of pathologic soft tissue ankle equinus contracture in diabetic patients. This is an observational case series involving a retrospective review of prospectively collected data of 23 uni-portal endoscopic gastrocnemius recessions used to treat pathologic soft tissue ankle equinus contracture in 18 consecutive diabetic patients between November 2006 and January 2009...
January 2010: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Mark S Davies, Matthew Solan
This article reviews minimal incision techniques in the treatment of acutely ruptured Achilles tendon and the results that can be anticipated from these methods. However, lack of robust prospective randomized studies on the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture makes it impossible to draw conclusions on optimal treatment strategies. The bulk of the evidence available suggests that surgical repair reduces rerupture rates compared with non-operatively treated tendon ruptures. Surgery does have potential complications, but as outlined in the article, using a mini-open or percutaneous technique of repair might result in highly satisfactory outcomes with acceptably low complication rates...
December 2009: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Roderik Metz, Gino Mmj Kerkhoffs, Egbert-Jan Mm Verleisdonk, Geert J van der Heijden
BACKGROUND: We present the design of an open randomized multi-centre study on surgical versus conservative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of conservative treatment in reducing complications when treating acute Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS/DESIGN: At least 72 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture will be randomized to minimally invasive surgical repair followed by functional rehabilitation using tape bandage or conservative treatment followed by functional rehabilitation with use of a functional bracing system...
2007: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Robert Owegi, Mary T Johnson
Energy medicine has existed for centuries in some parts of the world, but in recent years, western health care practitioners have taken a heightened interest in these therapies. Treatment by use of pulsed magnetic fields (PMF) is currently being explored in both chronic and inflammatory diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendinitis. In the U.S., PMFs have already been approved for use in treatment of bone fractures in humans and clinical trials have been conducted for lower back pain...
2006: Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation
H Thermann, T Hüfner, H Tscherne
The treatment of acute of Achilles tendon rupture experienced a dynamic development in the last ten years. Decisive for this development was the application of MRI and above all the ultrasonography in the diagnostics of the pathological changes and injuries of tendons. The question of rupture morphology as well as different courses of healing could be now evaluated objectively. These advances led consequently to new modalities in treatment concepts and rehabilitation protocols. The decisive input for improvements of the outcome results and particularly the shortening of the rehabilitation period came with introduction of the early functional treatment in contrast to immobilizing plaster treatment...
March 2000: Der Orthopäde
C J Davidson, L R Ganion, G M Gehlsen, B Verhoestra, J E Roepke, T L Sevier
Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTM) is a new non-invasive soft tissue mobilization technique which has been used successfully to treat a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of ASTM therapy on the morphological and functional characteristics of enzyme induced injured rat Achilles tendons. Four groups of five rats were allocated as follows: (A) control, (B) tendinitis, (C) tendinitis plus ASTM, and (D) ASTM alone. Collagenase injury was induced, and the surgical site was allowed to heal for 3 wk...
March 1997: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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