Instituto Henriqueta Teixeira

Instituto Henriqueta Teixeira



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

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


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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