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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
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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: n.maffulli@keele.ac.uk.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.