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Functional evaluation of professional athletes treated with a mini-open technique for achilles tendon rupture.
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PMID:  25332932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: in this study we report the functional results of 36 professional athletes treated with a combined percutaneous and mini-open technique.
METHODS: patients were evaluated with Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles questionnaire (VISA-A), the objective 100-points Hannover scale and the Ergo-jump Bosco System device.
RESULTS: at a mean 28- month follow-up no re-rupture cases were observed. Six patients had minor complications. The Ergo-jump Bosco System device showed no significant differences in the side-to-side evaluation in regard to strength (-0.94%) and elasticity (+2.44%), while a significant post-operative loss was detected in the endurance trials (-6.78%). The Hannover scale showed an average score of 94.5, while the VISA-A had an average of 93.1. Thirty-one patients resumed their pre-operative sports activity level within five months from surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: our results showed that the combined mini-open and percutaneous repair is an effective treatment for professional athletes, with satisfactory clinical and functional results, lack of major complications and a quick return to professional sports activity.
Antonio Vadalà; Riccardo Maria Lanzetti; Alessandro Ciompi; Cristina Rossi; Domenico Lupariello; Andrea Ferretti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2240-4554     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscles Ligaments Tendons J     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-21     Completed Date:  2014-10-21     Revised Date:  2014-10-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101600853     Medline TA:  Muscles Ligaments Tendons J     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-81     Citation Subset:  -    
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