Does surgical repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture cause structural changes on 15-year follow-up?


Atik O. S. , BÖLÜKBAŞI S. , KANATLI U.

EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY, vol.22, no.1, pp.54-55, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-55

Abstract

We describe a case, which gives an answer to the question of "Does the surgical repair of the acute Achilles tendon ruptures cause the structural changes in the 15-year follow-up?" The only complaint of the patient was the feeling of that the size of the left foot is smaller than the right side. Dynamic pedobarography (EMED-SF, Novel, Munich) demonstrated that left foot has less total contact area, higher pressure values, lower arch index, more laterally located center of pressure, and higher medial arch than that of the right one.