Research Paper Title Minimally Invasive Versus Open Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: Meta-Analysis Showing Reduced Complications, with Similar Outcomes, After Minimally Invasive Surgery. Background There is no consensus on the optimal technique for repairing an acute Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the complications, subjective outcomes, and functional results… Read More
Research Paper Title Biomedical Risk Factors of Achilles Tendinopathy in Physically Active People: a Systematic Review Background Achilles tendinopathy is the most prevalent tendon disorder in people engaged in running and jumping sports. Aetiology of Achilles tendinopathy is complex and requires comprehensive research of contributing risk factors. There is relatively little research focussing on potential… Read More
Research Paper Title Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture? A systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses. Background There is discordance in the results from meta-analyses on surgical versus non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture. We systematically reviewed the overlapping meta-analyses on this topic to provide information that will… Read More
Chad A Asplund (Director of Military Sports Medicine, Eisenhower Army Medical Centre) and Thomas M Best (Professor and Pomerene Chair, Division of Sports Medicine, Ohio State University) published a clinical review of Achilles tendon disorders in 2013 in the British Medical Journal. Opening Paragraph Disorders of the Achilles tendon are common in active people – competitive… Read More
Research Paper Title Early Functional Treatment Versus Cast Immobilisation in Tension After Achilles Rupture Repair: Results of a Prospective Randomised Trial With 10 or More Years of Follow-up. Background There are no long-term prospective controlled trials comparing postoperative regimens after Achilles tendon rupture repair. Purpose To compare ≥10-year outcomes of 2 postoperative regimens after Achilles tendon… Read More
A new article on Achilles Tendon Disorders can be found under the main page heading of ‘Injury Symptoms and Prevention’.