Z-shortening of healed, elongated Achilles tendon rupture
International Orthopaedics, 07/17/2012
Maffulli N et al. – Managing a healed Achilles tendon rupture using Z–shortening is safe and effective, providing good recovery and early weight bearing and active ankle mobilisation. Such patients should be warned that they are at risk for postoperative complications and that their ankle–plantar flexion strength is likely to be permanently reduced.