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Surgery for chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Review of 91 procedures over 10 years.
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PMID:  12869597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors reviewed 91 surgical procedures in 87 patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. There were 62 males and 25 females (mean age, 44.9 years). The average interval between surgery and review for the group was 4.2 years (range, 1 to 10 years). Twenty patients underwent peritenolysis, with a mean return-to-activity time of 7.7 weeks. Four patients with concomitant bony procedures had significantly longer return-to-activity times than 16 patients who underwent peritenolysis only. The mean return-to-activity time was 13.2 weeks in 15 patients who had Achilles debridement for mucoid degeneration, 14.4 weeks in 32 Achilles tendocalcinosis repair patients, 18.6 weeks in 24 patients who had retrocalcaneal exostectomy procedures, and 34.0 weeks in 5 patients who had chronic Achilles rupture repair. Athletic patients (n = 47) had significantly shorter return-to-activity times than active (n = 38) and sedentary (n = 6) patients. Males returned to activity faster than females. Runners returned to activity faster than other patients.
Amol Saxena; Steven Cheung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-18     Completed Date:  2003-10-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sports Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / pathology,  surgery*
Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation,  surgery
Chronic Disease
Debridement / methods
Middle Aged
Muscular Diseases / surgery*
Tendon Injuries / rehabilitation,  surgery

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