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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.27 - 2011
ARTICLE – abstract

Late functional results after incomplete ruptures of Achilles tendon to athletes patients

Ștefan Chindris¹, Ariana Patac²
1 Orthopaedical Department UMF Iuliu Hatieganu,  Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Sports Medicine Department, Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca, Romania


The incomplete ruptures of Achilles tendon are relatively common for athletes or former professional athletes. The treatment for such rupture is done most often conservatively, with immobilization in plaster casts or orthotics. The results got by the orthopedic surgeon are classified as being good, because only the criteria related to daily activities are taken into account. The situation changes radically if the patient has a recreational sport activity, in which case, the same functional result, initially good, becomes a modest one. The current study aims to evaluate the functional results of a group of 21 patients with incomplete rupture of Achilles tendon, using Foot & Ankle Disability Index (FADI) Score, which refers to daily activities, but also using the sports module, which is a supplement of FADI score and which takes into account sports activities.
Key words:

ruptures, Achilles tendon, orthotics, athletes

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