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Novel surgical technique and early kinesiotherapy for acute Achilles tendon rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23199864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This prospective study was performed to investigate the contribution of early kinesiotherapy, the active exercise and movement of the ankle and knee joints, following a novel surgical technique for reconstruction of the acutely ruptured Achilles tendon and the underlying mechanisms involved.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture received postoperative early kinesiotherapy treatment following the novel ``Pa-bone'' surgical technique. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the Achilles tendon rupture score, a score for measuring outcomes related to symptoms and physical activity, and bilateral ultrasonographic examination of the Achilles tendon.
RESULTS: Range-of-motion recovery equal to the intact side averaged 7~weeks. Double-legged heel rises and sustained single-leg heel rise exercises were possible at an average of 1~week and 60± 2 days, respectively. All patients could perform single-leg heel rise of the injured foot for 60± 23 seconds at an average of 12 weeks. No rerupture was observed. In addition, ultrasonographic examination revealed that the cross-sectional areas of the ruptured tendon were significantly larger than those of the healthy side. Overall reconstruction of the Achilles tendon was obtained for most of the patients.
CONCLUSION: Postoperative early kinesiotherapy treatment following Pa-bone surgical technique resulted in excellent clinical outcomes and contributed to the overall reconstruction of the Achilles tendon.
Jiasharete Jielile; Gulnur Sabirhazi; Jiangtao Chen; Kayrat Aldyarhan; Jangannuer Zheyiken; Qin Zhao; Jingping Bai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-03-12     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1119-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / injuries*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Recovery of Function
Rupture / therapy
Suture Techniques*
Young Adult

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