Treatment of Neglected Achilles Tendon Ruptures with Interpositional Allograft.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Although most astute clinicians can diagnose Achilles tendon ruptures by physical examination alone, more than 20% are not accurately diagnosed in a timely fashion. The definition of a "chronic" Achilles tendon rupture in foot and ankle literature varies widely: from 4 to 10 weeks status after injury. Neglected or chronic Achilles tendon ruptures can be significantly disabling to patients if the muscle-tendon unit is stretched beyond its normal passive limit. There are a variety of treatment options that all have valid uses but have not been proven to be superior to one another.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gross, CE; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 735 - 743

PubMed ID

  • 29078825

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2017.07.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States