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Management of acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Challenges and Future

Volume 7 - Issue 4

Yahong Wu1, Yuan Mu1, Zhuoqun Wang1, Lifeng Guo1 and Liangjun Yin1*

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    • Department of Orthopedics, Chongqing Medical University, China

    *Corresponding author: Liangjun Yin, Department of Orthopedics, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing, Medical University, Chongqing 400010, China

Received: July 27, 2018;   Published: August 03, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001526

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Abstract

The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) has continue to increase in the last decade. A successful management of ATR is based on both the treatment intervention as well as rehabilitation regimens. Treatments for the Achilles tendon ruptures can be divided into conventional treatment, minimally invasive surgery and open surgery. The rehabilitation protocols are highly diverse but can be classified as early immobilization and accelerated rehabilitation. The relative benefits of all managements remain a subject of debate due to the constantly changing effectiveness standard for ATR repair. Complications incidence is a universal measure that could be explored to comparing different managements. The reported incidence of major complications is controversial and different managements demonstrate a disparate complication spectrum. In the future, efforts should be made in exploring more the optimal treatment and rehabilitation protocol. The ideal surgical intervention would be both minimally invasive to reduce complications and strong enough to withstand accelerated rehabilitation.

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