When Is Grafting for Achilles Tendinosis Needed?

Tendon transfer can be helpful

Mary Ann Porucznik

“Surgical treatment of insertional Achilles tendinosis is indicated after more conservative measures—including NSAID medications, stretching and eccentric strength training, activity restriction, immobilization, and even extra-corporeal shock wave treatments—have proven ineffective,” John T. Campbell, MD, told members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) during their 2013 Annual Meeting.

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