Return to play following achilles tendon rupture

Michael R. Carmont, Jennifer A. Zellers, Clare Ardern, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Jón Karlsson, Hermann Mayr

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The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture is increasing. Even when ruptures are “successfully” managed without any complication, patients almost always demonstrate objective calf strength weakness. Treatment aims to stabilize the injured tendon and optimize the strength recovery whilst minimizing complications. The viscoelasticity of the tendon needs to be normalized in order to optimize biomechanical properties and restore high-level function. Rehabilitation programmes need to consist of early weight-bearing and loading and a graduated development of heel-rise strength. Psychological recovery is also a key aspect to return to play at the pre-injury level of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book
Subtitle of host publicationGlasgow 2018
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783662561270
ISBN (Print)9783662561263
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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