The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation / Edition 1

The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation / Edition 1

by James A. Nunley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387792058

ISBN-13: 9780387792057

Pub. Date: 12/02/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

Presents the latest less invasive and nonoperative treatment techniques Details sports training and rehabilitation approaches geared for quicker return to play Includes case studies that assist with the application of material Editor and contributors are internationally recognized authorities in the field As the population ages while remaining active, both Achilles

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Presents the latest less invasive and nonoperative treatment techniques Details sports training and rehabilitation approaches geared for quicker return to play Includes case studies that assist with the application of material Editor and contributors are internationally recognized authorities in the field As the population ages while remaining active, both Achilles tendon injuries and their treatment techniques have multiplied. The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive guide to the Achilles tendon, from basic anatomy, physiology and pathomechanics through the most cutting-edge treatment techniques. Internationally renowned contributors weigh in on traditional, nonoperative, and less invasive treatments, acute ailments, chronic conditions, and problems specific to specialized populations. The book also takes a practical approach to the role of the Achilles in sports training, with a view to developing patient management and rehabilitation practices and that enable a quicker return to play. The inclusion of handy case studies help to tie concepts together for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians alike. Distilling diverse opinions on treatment and the wealth of information available on this subject into a succinct and straightforward guide, The Achilles Tendon is an indispensable reference for those treating the pathologies related to Achilles tendon disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387792057
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon.- Ultrasound Examination of the Achilles Tendon.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Achilles Tendon.- Acute Injuries.- Ruptures of the Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle ("Tennis Leg").- Nonoperative Management of Acute Ruptures.- Acute Repairs of the Achilles Tendon by the Percutaneous Technique.- Mini-Open Repair of Acute Ruptures.- Formal Open Repair of the Achilles Tendon.- Rehabilitation after Acute Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon.- Chronic Injuries.- Treatment of the Chronic Elongated Achilles Tendon with Anatomic Reconstruction.- Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures with Tendon Transfers.- Free Tissue Reconstruction.- Achilles Tendonopathy.- Non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: An Overview.- Nonoperative Management of Achilles Tendinopathy.- Surgical Management of Achilles Tendinopathy by Percutaneous Longitudinal Tenotomies.- Open Debridement of Non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.- Overview of Insertional Achilles Tendonopathy.- Medial and Lateral Approaches to Insertional Achilles Disease.- Insertional Achilles Tendonopathy: The Central Approach.- Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures with an Acellular Dermal Matrix Augmentation

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