Instituto Henriqueta Teixeira

Instituto Henriqueta Teixeira



Achilles tendon rupture following surgical management for tendinopathy: a case report

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Michael R Carmont* and Nicola Maffulli

Address: Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG, UK
Email: Michael R Carmont* -; Nicola Maffulli -
* Corresponding author

Published: 27 February 2007
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:19 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-19
Received: 17 September 2006
Accepted: 27 February 2007
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Background: Achilles tendinopathy is understood to be a failed healing response. Operative
management is utilised following the failure of non-operative methods.
Case Presentation: We present a case of Achilles tendon rupture, sustained whilst isometrically
loading the Achilles tendon during an eccentric loading exercise programme. Conclusion: Bilateral
surgical exploration and debridement had previously been performed after conservative
management of bilateral Achilles tendinopathy had been unsuccessful.

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