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Autori: A.A.V.V.
Guest Editor: Maffulli N., Oliva F
Pagine: 106
Anno di pubblicazione: 2009
Formato: brossurata
Isbn cartaceo: 978-88-7141-879-7
Isbn online: 978-88-7141-879-7
Target: Specialistico
Stato prodotto: disponibile
Collana: Tecniche Chirurgiche in Ortopedia e Traumatologia - Collana diretta da Giancarlo Puddu e Alfredo Schiavone Panni
Tipo di prodotto: libro
Ortopedia e traumatologia


The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Its ailments are linked to the everyday activities of walking, running and jumping. Given the enormous interest in sport and physical activity, problems related to the Achilles tendon are extremely common.

The scientific literature is full of article on this tendon, but we believe that we have still much to learn: even management of a ‘simple’ Achilles tendon tear is controversial.

We have a long-lasting interest in all aspects of Achilles tendon, and it has been a pleasure to be able to coagulate around us a host of distinguished colleagues to write about several aspects of management of Achilles tendon problems. Inevitably, being surgeons, the major thrust has been about surgery and surgical techniques: we believe that we have given an upto-date picture of the present trends in this field.

This issue will be invaluable for orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine and exercise physicians, physiotherapists and podiatrists who deal with patients with Achilles tendon problems, which are sometimes perceived as being intractable, and, through prolonged absence from training and competition, can end sporting career


1 Percutaneous repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
The Maffulli procedure
2 Percutaneous repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures
with Achillon® System T
3 Percutaneous repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures with growth factors
4 Endoscopic assisted percutaneous Achilles tendon repair

5 Chronic ruptures of the Achilles tendon.
A review of some management option
6 Turn down flap for chronic Achilles tendon rupture
7 Achilles tendinopathy. Physiopathology
8 Surgical procedures for Achilles tendinopathy
9 Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
10 Reconstruction of Achilles tendon utilizing the Perez Teuffer technique
11 Reconstruction of Achilles tendon with the tendon of flexor hallucis longus

12 Gastrocnemius-soleus-Achilles tendon release to correct equinus deformity of the foot
13 Conservative management of Achilles tendinopathy: eccentric exercises
14 Local injection of endogenous growth factors for Achilles tendon pathology
15 Mesenchimal stem cells in tendons pathology. A review

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