Achilles tendon ruptures in diabetic patients


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Abstract

AimThe aim of this study is to evaluate the results of percutaneous repair of an acute AT rupture in diabetic patients.MethodThe study included 39 subjects who were operated at our institution. We performed pre-operative evaluations the day of surgery, and report the results of post-operative evaluation at the final follow-up.ResultsThe Achilles tendon total rupture score had a post-operative average rating of 70.4 ± 13 (range 55-92). All patients were able to fully weight bear on the operated limb by the end of the eighth post-operative week. Eight patients suffered from a superficial infection of the surgical wound.ConclusionIn conclusion, percutaneous repair of the AT is a viable option for diabetic patients.

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