CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2020; 55(06): 665-672
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702948
Artigo de Atualização
Pé e tornozelo

Achilles Tendon Lesions – Part 2: Ruptures

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1  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Saõ Paulo, SP, Brasil
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1  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Saõ Paulo, SP, Brasil
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1  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Saõ Paulo, SP, Brasil
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2  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
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1  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Saõ Paulo, SP, Brasil
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1  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Saõ Paulo, SP, Brasil
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Abstract

The increasing incidence of calcaneal tendon ruptures has substantially impacted orthopedic care and costs related to its treatment and prevention. Primarily motivated by the increasing of life expectancy, the growing use of tenotoxic drugs and erratic access to physical activity, this injury accounts for considerable morbidity regardless of its outcome. In recent years, the evolution of surgical and rehabilitation techniques gave orthopedists better conditions to decide the most appropriate conduct in acute tendon rupture. Although still frequent due to their high neglect rate, Achilles chronic ruptures currently find simpler and more biological surgical options, being supported by a new specialty-focused paradigm.



Publication History

Received: 10 September 2019

Accepted: 05 December 2019

Publication Date:
29 April 2020 (online)

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