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J Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb;52(1):95-8. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2012.06.006. Epub 2012 Jul 25.

Chronic Achilles rupture reconstructed with Achilles tendon allograft: a case report.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Hospital Universitario Virgen de Valme, Sevilla, Spain. alejandrocien@hotmail.com

Abstract

Chronic ruptures of the Achilles tendon are more difficult to treat than acute tendon rupture. It has been shown that surgical treatment of chronic Achilles tendon rupture provides better functional results than nonoperative treatment. We present a case of neglected Achilles tendon rupture with a 12-cm defect that was repaired using an Achilles tendon allograft with interferential screws to fix the graft in the calcaneus. The patient recovered his ankle function to normal activities after rehabilitation.

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22835724
DOI:
10.1053/j.jfas.2012.06.006
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