News tagged with achilles tendon

Surgery may not be necessary for Achilles tendon rupture

The two ends of a ruptured Achilles tendon are often stitched together before the leg is put in plaster, in order to reduce the risk of the tendon rupturing again. However, Katarina Nilsson Helander, MD, PhD at the Sahlgrenska ...

May 14, 2009
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Platelet-rich plasma: Does it work?

Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) is currently used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions. According to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of the American ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Preventing achilles tendon injuries

Nia Dennis could tell something was wrong as she began her tumbling routine during a gymnastics event. "When I started to launch into the air, I felt a pop, and my whole calf got tingly and cold," says Dennis, a former member ...

Jan 18, 2017
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