Bryan D Den Hartog
A technique similar to the one described by Hansen for reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendinosis using the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon was used in 26 patients (29 tendons). Follow-up on all 26 patients (mean age 51.3 years) is provided with an average follow-up 35 months (range, 12 to 58 months). All patients were evaluated postoperatively to assess pain, function, and alignment of the ankle and hindfoot. The AOFAS Foot Ratios for the ankle and hindfoot (total of 100 points) was used. Time to maximum improvement was 8...
March 2003: Foot & Ankle International
Marilyn L Yodlowski, Arnold D Scheller, Lampros Minos
BACKGROUND: Initial nonoperative treatment of pain at the Achilles tendon, often referred to as "tendinitis," is not always successful. HYPOTHESIS: Surgical treatment is effective for patients with insertional tendinitis unrelieved by nonoperative measures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Thirty-five patients (41 feet) who had painful Achilles tendon syndrome unrelieved by 6 months of nonoperative measures were treated surgically...
May 2002: American Journal of Sports Medicine
H Tatari, C Kosay, O Baran, O Ozcan, E Ozer
The purpose of this study was to examine the pathological changes in the Achilles tendon and its paratenon after intratendinous corticosteroid injections and to reveal the effects of this drug on healthy tendon. We also sought for the effects of these injections compared with compression with a clamp on the Achilles tendons of the rats. Fifty-two Achilles tendons in 26 male Wistar rats were included in the study. Betamethasone injections were applied to the left tendons at different intervals, while the right tendons served for compression with mosquito clamps for varied periods...
June 2001: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
I Shrier, G O Matheson, H W Kohl
OBJECTIVE: The use of local corticosteroid injections for the treatment of Achilles tendonitis is controversial. Some authors advocate their use based on efficacy in accelerating the healing process of Achilles tendonitis; others feel the associated side effects should preclude their use altogether. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively review and critically appraise the available literature in order to examine the evidence concerning this clinical dilemma. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE was searched using MeSH and textwords for English- and French-language articles related to Achilles tendonitis and corticosteroids published since 1966...
October 1996: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
H Kvist, M Kvist
The conservative management of chronic calcaneal paratenonitis is time-consuming and often unsatisfactory. A new, safe and simple technique is described. The crural fascia on both sides of the tendon is incised and left open, adhesions around the tendon are trimmed away, the strongly hypertrophied portions of the paratenon are removed and mobilisation is begun immediately after operation. Between 1961 and 1978 201 such operations were performed on 182 patients 62 of whom were top-ranking Finnish athletes. Only five patients were not athletes...
August 1980: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
M Kvist, L Józsa, M J Järvinen, H Kvist
Pathological alterations of chronic Achilles paratenonitis were studied histologically and histochemically in tissue samples obtained operatively from 16 athletes with this complaint and from 3 control patients. The activities of 11 different enzymes--lactate, succinate, malate, glucose-6-phosphate and glutamate dehydrogenases, lipoamide dehydrogenase and glutathione reductase (NADH2- and NADPH2-diaphorases), acid and alkaline phosphatases, phosphorylase and leucylaminopeptidase--were studied. Pathological findings were located diffusely around the tendon...
January 1987: Pathology
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