Repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures

Orthop Clin North Am. 1995 Apr;26(2):239-47.


Acute Achilles tendon injuries are discussed in terms of various etiologies, pathomechanics, and treatment options. Surgical management has evolved to promote the athlete's early return to sport utilizing a new suture technique and aggressive rehabilitation protocol. The specific training and recovery modalities have significantly reduced the morbidity of these injuries by restoring strength, range of motion, and preventing disuse atrophy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Exercise Therapy / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods
  • Tendon Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*