Achilles tendon ruptures in diabetic patients
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The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of percutaneous repair of an acute AT rupture in diabetic patients.
The 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.
The 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.
In conclusion, percutaneous repair of the AT is a viable option for diabetic patients.
KeywordsAchilles tendon Ruptures Complications Diabetes Infections
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