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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 234-236

Posttraumatic tendoachilles tendon repair in a young female


Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Chirag Kapoor
541, Ramdarsh Bungalow, Bank of India Lane, Opposite Manusmruti Hospital, Adjacent Gayatri Flats, Subhanpura, Vadodara - 390 023, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/am.am_66_18

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Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, which is formed by the confluence of soleus muscle tendon and medial and lateral gastrocnemius tendons, which is supplied by the posterior tibial artery. It usually ruptures 4 cm above the calcaneal insertion in hypovascular region. This report seeks to evaluate functional outcome result of a 19-year-old female patient who had undergone open-invasive repair for fresh Achilles tendon rupture followed by rehabilitation. The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Score was used to evaluate the outcome. Ankle range of motion and knee range of movements of both legs and ankle circumference of both legs were compared each time the patient was reviewed, and also when the patient returned to work. The patient resumed her work in 8 weeks with no complications. This case report shows that open-invasive Achilles tendon repair and early rehabilitation protocol provide satisfactory results, with early return to previous functional status and few complications risks.


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