Achilles ruptures

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Category: 2019, Club Recordings
Published on: 02.09.2019


Dr Seth O’Neill (PhD)
Associate Professor (Physiotherapy)

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About The Webinar

The webinar highlights that most ruptures occur in people who have underlying pathological changes which inherently weaken the structure and therefore material and mechanical properties of the tendon leading to rupture. The main mechanism for rupture appears to be eccentric loading of the plantarflexors during knee extension and associated dorsiflexion. Diagnosis can be made through a variety of tests examining the tendon and plantarflexors whilst rehabilitation needs to prevent the tendon healing in an elongated position whilst developing plantarflexor force capacity. The exact exercise does not matter but progressive loading/strength training is essential. However in order to be successful it is important that treatment is complete and deals with each person’s worries and fears about rupture re-occurrence.

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