Acute Repair of Ruptured Foot and Ankle Tendons in Athletic Patients

  • Amol Saxena


Acute tendon ruptures in the sports medicine ­population occur most commonly in the Achilles tendon. Literature supports surgical treatment of acute complete Achilles tendon tears, particularly in athletic and hi-demand individuals.1-1 Partial tears in high-level athletes may also warrant surgical treatment. Achilles ruptures occur in many sports and patients often recount feeling and even hearing a “pop.”


Achilles Tendon Tendon Rupture Achilles Tendinopathy Tendon Tear Posterior Tibial Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sports MedicinePAFMG-Palo Alto DivisionPalo AltoUSA

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