Achilles tendon rupture

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  • Outcomes following treatment of the infected Achilles tendon Rochester, MN

    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. 

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety of Ultrasound-guided Tenotomy for Achilles Tendinopathy and Feasibility of a Standardized Ultrasound Imaging Protocol Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of Ultrasound-guided Tenotomy (USGT) by describing the rate and types of USGT-related complications at the Achilles, and to demonstrate the feasibility of an RCT (randomized control trial) at each site by measuring the patient volume per year treated with USGT for Achilles Tendinopathy (AT), and capture rate utilizing a standardized ultrasound imaging protocol for AT.

    The research is about the post-procedure outcomes and is not about the ultrasound device or the ultrasound-guided tenotomy procedure.


  • Reliability of Measurements of Ankle Joint Dorsiflexion Using a Weight-Bearing Lunge Test Obtained in a Clinical Setting Rochester, MN

    The aim of this study will be to estimate and compare intra-rater reliability and minimal detectable change (MDC) of maximum ankle dorsiflexion (ADF) in persons with lower extremity injury using a weight-bearing lunge test (WBLT) and three clinical measurement tools: (1) standard goniometer; (2) bubble inclinometer; and (3) digital goniometer. 


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