New guideline addresses acute Achilles tendon ruptures

By Mark A. Glazebrook, MD

Clinical practice guideline covers diagnosis and treatment

A rupture of the Achilles tendon is a catastrophic event that occurs when the forces placed on the Achilles tendon exceed its tensile limits. The annual incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures has been estimated to range from 5.5 to 9.9 ruptures per 100,000 people in North America.

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