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Achilles tendon rupture

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE?

Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures.

HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?

There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot.

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Golf injury and Back pain

The most common golf injuries occur in the lower back, elbows, shoulders, hands and wrists, and are generally defined as either cumulative (overuse) or acute (traumatic) injuries. The impact and stress of the repetitive motion of the swing is sometimes hard on the muscles and joints, especially if you ignore the early warning signs of […]

Treatment-Indications and Timing

A positive correlation between the history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging is needed to confirm the presence of a surgically amenable lesion. The patient must have failed conservative therapy or have a lesion that would have a poor outcome if left to nonoperative care, such as a cauda equina syndrome in a weight-lifting bodybuilder.

Neurological […]

Strengthening

Strengthening

The development of muscle strength is an essential component of any rehabilitation program. Strength is the ability of a muscle to generate force against some resistance. Muscle weakness or imbalance can result in abnormal movement or impaired performance. Physiological improvements occur only when an individual physically demands more of their tissues than is normally […]

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears

The triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) is a cartilaginous disk, much like the meniscus cartilage of the knee, which overlies the distal aspect of the ulna in the wrist joint. It is part of the TFC complex (TFCC) which supports the carpal bones on the ulnar side of the wrist and provides some stability for the distal […]

Treatment Principles

The management of tendon injuries depends on the diagnosis. The treatment varies according to the different stages of the healing process. Tendon strength is a direct function not only of the number and size of collagen fibers, but also of their orientation. These fibers respond favorably to tension and motion and it is therefore important […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE?

Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures.

HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?

There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot.

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