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Ruptured Achilles tendon--preliminary results of a new treatment.
  1. R Cetti
  1. Bispebjerg University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Abstract

    The preliminary results of a new treatment of ruptured Achilles tendons are presented. The new treatment consists of a new tendon suture and a new post-operative cast in which it is possible to make non-weight bearing movements of the ankle immediately after the operation. This makes it possible to walk the day after the operation, causes very little discomfort during the time in a cast, gives a quick return to normal mobility with normal plantar flexion strength and makes it possible to resume sport at the same level as before the injury.

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