Outcomes following treatment of the infected Achilles tendon


About this study

Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury and surgical treatment poses the risk of infection. An infected Achilles tendon is a difficult entity to treat due to a thin surrounding soft tissue envelope as well as poor tendon vascularity. In this retrospective review of cases examined at Mayo Clinic-Rochester, we seek to elucidate the clinical outcomes of patients who have undergone treatment for an infected Achilles tendon. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Cases of treated Achilles tendons will be reviewed at The Mayo Clinic-Rochester during the study period (1990-2015). 

Exclusion criteria

  • none

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Norman Turner, M.D.

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