Review Article

Achilles Tendon Injuries: Comparison of Different Conservative and Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation

Alessandro Bistolfi, Jessica Zanovello, Elisa Lioce, Lorenzo Morino, Raul Cerlon, Alessandro Aprato* and Giuseppe Massazza

Published: 21 February, 2017 | Volume 1 - Issue 1 | Pages: 039-053

Despite its high incidence and the great development of literature, there is still controversy about the optimal management of Achilles tendon rupture. The several techniques proposed to treat acute ruptures can essentially be classified into: conservative management (cast immobilization or functional bracing), open repair, minimally invasive technique and percutaneous repair with or without augmentation. Although chronic ruptures represent a different chapter, the ideal treatment seems to be surgical too (debridement, local tissue transfer, augmentation and synthetic grafts). In this paper we reviewed the literature on acute injuries.

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