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Percutaneous Techniques for Management of Achilles Tendinopathy

Young, J. S.1; Sayana, M. K.1; Maffulli, N.1; Testa, V.2

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2006 - Volume 5 - Issue 1 - p 15-23
SPECIAL FOCUS: Achilles Tendon

ABSTRACT Achilles tendinopathy can affect both athletes and nonathletes, causing disability. If conservative treatment fails to produce desired results in noninsertional tendinopathy, percutaneous longitudinal tenotomy can be perfomed in 2 different ways. These procedures are performed under local anesthesia without tourniquet control. Early postoperative mobilization is encouraged to prevent adhesion formation.

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

2Dynamic Center, Angri, Italy

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Professor N. Maffulli, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Hartshill, Thornburrow Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, UK. E-mail:

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