Injuries to muscle–tendon units

S.D. Deo

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:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Injuries to muscle–tendon units

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Most injuries at junction of muscle and tendon

Early gentle movement best for recovery

Tendon heals more slowly than muscle

Surgery may include direct repair or more complex procedures e.g. lengthening/augmentation

Minimally invasive procedures often best e.g. Achilles tendon.

Chapter.  6485 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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