Minimally Invasive Versus Open Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture

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


Linking Biomedical Risk Factors & the Future Development of Achilles Tendinopathy

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

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgical Intervention vs Non-surgical Intervention

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

Clinical Review: Achilles Tendon Disorders

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

Early Functional Treatment Versus Cast Immobilisation in Tension After Achilles Rupture Repair

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

New Webpage on Plantar Fasciitis

A new webpage has just been upload which looks at the heel pain associated with the condition known as plantar fasciitis. The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight bearing exercise. An… Read More

Autologous Blood Injections & Achilles Tendinopathy

Research Paper Title Impact of Autologous Blood Injections in Treatment of  Mid-portion Achilles Tendinopathy: Double Blind Randomised Controlled Trial. Study Question Do peritendinous autologous blood injections improve pain and function in people with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy? Summary Answer The administration of two unguided peritendinous autologous blood injections one month apart, in addition to a standardised… Read More