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Tendon and ligament disorders of the foot and ankle

Matthew C. Solan and Mark S. Davies

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.009005

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Tendon and ligament disorders of the foot and ankle

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Treatment of tendon and ligament disorders of the foot depends on accurate clinical diagnosis, supported by investigation

The treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is guided by classification

Ankle ligament injuries only need surgical treatment if very severe or chronic

Achilles tendonitis is usually treated conservatively

Rupture of the Achilles tendon may be treated operatively or conservatively.

Chapter.  7267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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