Crimson Publishers Publish With Us Reprints e-Books Video articles


Orthopedic Research Online Journal

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Advances in Functional Rehabilitation and the Role of Non-operative Management

  • Open or Close Forlizzi Julianne M* and Swan Kenneth G

    Department of Orthopedics, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA

    *Corresponding author:Forlizzi Julianne M, Department of Orthopedics, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RWJ Place, MEB 422, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Submission: June 22, 2018;Published: August 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2018.04.000578

ISSN : 2576-8875
Volume4 Issue1


Achilles tendon ruptures are a frequently seen orthopedic injury with an incidence of 18/100,000 individuals yearly. Achilles tendon ruptures (ATR) occur more frequently in males in the 4th-5th decade during athletic activities, but can also result from simple trauma. Previously, surgical management was recommended for ATR based on high rates of re-rupture with non-operative treatment. This paper explores recent level one and two randomized-control trials and systematic reviews, especially those including functional rehabilitation, to explore treatment options for acute Achilles tendon ruptures in the orthopedic setting. The data suggest a viable role for non-operative management with satisfactory functional results.

Get access to the full text of this article