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Traumatic Vs. Pathological Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Look Into The Importance Of The Collagen Matrix And The Preferred Method Of Repair, Kathleen M. Mclean Jun 2011

Traumatic Vs. Pathological Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Look Into The Importance Of The Collagen Matrix And The Preferred Method Of Repair, Kathleen M. Mclean

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The Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest, and thickest tendon in the human body. While it may be the strongest, the Achilles tendon is also among one of the most frequently ruptured. These lower limb injuries arise as a result of athletically induced trauma or pathologically and steroidal induced trauma. While the manner in which athletic ruptures occurs can be determined on a case to case basis through the use of clinical examination, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the method in which the injury should be treated remains controversial. The two main methods of repair include a conservative approach ...