The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation by James A. Nunley

The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation

EditorJames A. Nunley

Hardcover | December 2, 2008

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This techniques-oriented text is a comprehensive guide to managing Achilles tendon problems. Readers learn the latest less invasive and nonoperative treatment approaches, in addition to traditional treatments, from internationally renowned contributors. Introductory chapters provide essential background on basic anatomy, physiology, and pathomechanics. Subsequent sections cover the spectrum of Achilles tendon injuries. Acute and chronic conditions are addressed, as well as problems specific to both adolescents and adults. The book also takes a practical approach to sports training in relation to the role of the Achilles. Rehabilitation is highlighted with an emphasis on quicker return to play. Case studies tie the book together and aid with the ready application of concepts to daily practice.

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Title:The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and RehabilitationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387792058

ISBN - 13:9780387792057

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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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From the reviews:"This book covers the treatment and rehabilitation of Achilles tendon injuries. It is intended as a comprehensive guide to managing adult patients with Achilles tendon problems. All medical professionals caring for adult with foot and ankle problems are the intended audience. Additionally, orthopedic residents and fellows, as well as podiatry trainees, can learn how to correctly care for the Achilles tendon." (Edward Abraham, Doody's Review Service, April, 2009)