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Tendo achillies

Daniel Pollack
A 55-year-old man with poliomyelitis presented with a plantarflexed foot and painful ulceration of the sub-first metatarsophalangeal joint present for many years. A two-stage procedure was performed to bring the foot to 90°, perpendicular to the leg, and resolve the ulceration. The first stage corrected only soft-tissue components. It involved using a hydrosurgery system to debride and prepare the ulcer, a unilobed rotational skin plasty to close the ulcer, and a tendo Achillis lengthening to decrease forefoot pressure...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Jose A Blanco, Gemma Slater, Jitendra Mangwani
The incidence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events (deep vein thrombophlebitis [DVT] or pulmonary embolism [PE]) in foot and ankle trauma has been low, and the risk/benefit ratio associated with chemoprophylaxis is controversial. We compared the 90-day incidence of VTE events in 3 cohorts: group 1, tendo-Achillis (TA) ruptures managed with full weightbearing in a walker boot; group 2, ankle fractures immobilized non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast; and group 3, ankle fractures managed surgically, followed by non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Nicola Maffulli, Francesco Oliva, Gayle D Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Nikolaos Gougoulias
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of chronic Tendo Achillis (TA) ruptures usually requires tendon grafting procedures. Several techniques have been described. We examined the outcome of three different less invasive (incisions length less than 3 cm) tendon transfer techniques in the management of patients with a chronic rupture of the TA. METHODS: Of 62 patients (39 males and 23 females; mean age 44.8 years; range 29.3-62 years) with chronic TA ruptures managed operatively, 21 patients had a ≥6cm gap and underwent free ipsilateral semitendinosus (ST) graft (21 patients), whereas patients with smaller gaps had either ipsilateral peroneus brevis (PB) (20 patients) or ipsilateral flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer (21 patients)...
February 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Umile Giuseppe Longo, Mario Ronga, Nicola Maffulli
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of disability. Despite the economic and social relevance of the problem, the causes and mechanisms of Achilles tendinopathy remain unclear. Tendon vascularity, gastrocnemius-soleus dysfunction, age, sex, body weight and height, pes cavus, and lateral ankle instability are considered common intrinsic factors. The essence of Achilles tendinopathy is a failed healing response, with haphazard proliferation of tenocytes, some evidence of degeneration in tendon cells and disruption of collagen fibers, and subsequent increase in noncollagenous matrix...
March 2018: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Ye Li, Xi-sheng Weng, Jin Lin, Jin Jin, Wen-wei Qian, Bao-zhong Zhang, Peng Gao, Ji-liang Zhai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of our department's therapeutic regimen and treatment of complications during the perioperative period of hemophilia-related osteoarthropathy. METHODS: In this retrospective study, data on 101 patients with hemophilia who had undergone operative treatment in our hospital from January 2000 to August 2014 were assessed. Ninety-one of the patients had hemophilia A and 10 hemophilia B. All patients were male. Changes in Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Harris and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores, occurrence of complications during the perioperative period and the clinical treatment and prognosis pre- and postoperatively and during follow-up were analyzed...
February 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
A I W Mayne, A S Bidwai, P Beirne, N K Garg, C E Bruce
We report the effect of introducing a dedicated Ponseti service on the five-year treatment outcomes of children with idiopathic clubfoot. Between 2002 and 2004, 100 feet (66 children; 50 boys and 16 girls) were treated in a general paediatric orthopaedic clinic. Of these, 96 feet (96%) responded to initial casting, 85 requiring a tenotomy of the tendo-Achillis. Recurrent deformity occurred in 38 feet and was successfully treated in 22 by repeat casting and/or tenotomy and/or transfer of the tendon of tibialis anterior, The remaining 16 required an extensive surgical release...
October 2014: Bone & Joint Journal
Ben J Ollivere, Hilary A Bosman, Philip W P Bearcroft, Andrew H N Robinson
Repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture is a common procedure. There are many accepted surgical techniques; suture selection is largely due to surgeon preference. We present a case report of a granulomatous reaction to suture material following Achilles tendon repair. 'Fiberwire(®)' is an increasingly popular suture material for the repair of tendons and ligamentous structures; the polyethelene braided structure with silicone and polyester coating provides high tensile strengths and good handling characteristics...
June 2014: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
B Banskota, A K Banskota, R Regmi, T Rajbhandary, O P Shrestha, D A Spiegel
Our goal was to evaluate the use of Ponseti's method, with minor adaptations, in the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet presenting in children between five and ten years of age. A retrospective review was performed in 36 children (55 feet) with a mean age of 7.4 years (5 to 10), supplemented by digital images and video recordings of gait. There were 19 males and 17 females. The mean follow-up was 31.5 months (24 to 40). The mean number of casts was 9.5 (6 to 11), and all children required surgery, including a percutaneous tenotomy or open tendo Achillis lengthening (49%), posterior release (34...
December 2013: Bone & Joint Journal
E Domeij-Arverud, A Latifi, F Labruto, G Nilsson, P W Ackermann
We hypothesised that adjuvant intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) beneath a plaster cast would reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) during post-operative immobilisation of the lower limb. Of 87 patients with acute tendo Achillis (TA) rupture, 26 were prospectively randomised post-operatively after open TA repair. The treatment group (n = 14) received two weeks of IPC of the foot for at least six hours daily under a plaster cast. The control group (n = 12) had no additional treatment. At two weeks post-operatively all patients received an orthosis until follow-up at six weeks...
September 2013: Bone & Joint Journal
G M Kuang, W P Yau, W W Lu, K Y Chiu
We investigated whether strontium-enriched calcium phosphate cement (Sr-CPC)-treated soft-tissue tendon graft results in accelerated healing within the bone tunnel in reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A total of 30 single-bundle ACL reconstructions using tendo Achillis allograft were performed in 15 rabbits. The graft on the tested limb was treated with Sr-CPC, whereas that on the contralateral limb was untreated and served as a control. At timepoints three, six, nine, 12 and 24 weeks after surgery, three animals were killed for histological examination...
July 2013: Bone & Joint Journal
W J Ribbans, M Collins
The incidence of acute and chronic conditions of the tendo Achillis appear to be increasing. Causation is multifactorial but the role of inherited genetic elements and the influence of environmental factors altering gene expression are increasingly being recognised. Certain individuals' tendons carry specific variations of genetic sequence that may make them more susceptible to injury. Alterations in the structure or relative amounts of the components of tendon and fine control of activity within the extracellular matrix affect the response of the tendon to loading with failure in certain cases...
March 2013: Bone & Joint Journal
Stephane Guillo, Angelo Del Buono, Marion Dias, Vincenzo Denaro, Nicola Maffulli
Minimally invasive repair of acute traumatic ruptures of the tendo Achillis may produce lower complications compared to open repair. Twenty-three active patients underwent percutaneous repair of an acute rupture of the tendo Achillis. Post-operatively, the ATRS score was administered to assess the functional status. The maximum calf circumference, isometric plantar flexion strength of the gastrocsoleus muscle complex, ankle dorsiflexion, and return to sport activity were assessed in all patients at an average post-operative follow-up of 25...
February 2013: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Bing-Ju Xie, Wei-Liang Wang, Guo-Jing Yang, Guang-Mao Lin, Zhan-Peng Pan, Liang-Le Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the curative effects of newly suture anchors and traditional steel wire for the reconstruction of near distal tendo achillis rupture. METHODS: The clinical data of 56 patients with near distal tendo achillis rupture from June 2007 to February 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Among 31 patients receiving reconstruction by suture anchors, 22 patients were male and 9 patients were female, with a mean age of 35.5 years (ranging from 16 to 52 years )...
December 2011: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
R S Kearney, M L Costa
Rupture of the tendo Achillis is a common injury with a rising incidence. Traditionally the key question following this injury has been whether or not to operate. However a contemporary Cochrane review highlighted that the method of rehabilitation may also have an important contribution to the outcome. Since this review, various early weight-bearing rehabilitation protocols have been described. Currently evidence points to the use of early functional rehabilitation, regardless of operative or non-operative management...
January 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
N Maffulli, A Del Buono, V Testa, G Capasso, F Oliva, V Denaro
This is a prospective analysis on 30 physically active individuals with a mean age of 48.9 years (35 to 64) with chronic insertional tendinopathy of the tendo Achillis. Using a transverse incision, the tendon was debrided and an osteotomy of the posterosuperior corner of the calcaneus was performed in all patients. At a minimum post-operative follow-up of three years, the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment scale-Achilles tendon scores were significantly improved compared to the baseline status. In two patients a superficial infection of the wound developed which resolved on antibiotics...
November 2011: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
R G H Wallace, G J Heyes, A L R Michael
Controversy surrounds the most appropriate treatment method for patients with a rupture of the tendo Achillis. The aim of this study was to assess the long term rate of re-rupture following management with a non-operative functional protocol. We report the outcome of 945 consecutive patients (949 tendons) diagnosed with a rupture of the tendo Achillis managed between 1996 and 2008. There were 255 female and 690 male patients with a mean age of 48.97 years (12 to 86). Delayed presentation was defined as establishing the diagnosis and commencing treatment more than two weeks after injury...
October 2011: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
J F Keating, E M Will
A total of 80 patients with an acute rupture of tendo Achillis were randomised to operative repair using an open technique (39 patients) or non-operative treatment in a cast (41 patients). Patients were followed up for one year. Outcome measures included clinical complications, range of movement of the ankle, the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA), and muscle function dynamometry evaluating dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the ankle. The primary outcome measure was muscle dynamometry. Re-rupture occurred in two of 37 patients (5%) in the operative group and four of 39 (10%) in the non-operative group, which was not statistically significant (p = 0...
August 2011: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
C de Morgan
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1850: Medico-chirurgical Transactions
A N Larson, R A Adams, B F Morrey
Between 1996 and 2008, nine patients with severe post-traumatic arthritis underwent revision of a failed interposition arthroplasty of the elbow with a further interposition procedure using an allograft of tendo Achillis at a mean of 5.6 years (0.7 to 13.1) after the initial procedure. There were eight men and one woman with a mean age of 47 years (36 to 56). The mean follow-up was 4.7 years (2 to 8). The mean Mayo Elbow Performance score improved from 49 (15 to 65) pre-operatively to 73 (55 to 95) (p = 0.04)...
September 2010: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
S Carda, F Molteni, M Bertoni, P Zerbinati, M Invernizzi, C Cisari
This study assessed if transfer of the extensor hallucis longus is a valid alternative treatment to split transfer of the tibialis anterior tendon in adult hemiplegic patients without overactivity of the tibialis anterior. One group of 15 patients had overactivity of tibialis anterior in the swing phase, and underwent the split transfer. A further group of 14 patients had no overactivity of tibialis anterior, and underwent transfer of extensor hallucis longus. All patients had lengthening of the tendo Achillis and tenotomies of the toe flexors...
September 2010: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
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