G. Noel Squires
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An Achilles tendon rupture is classified as ‘chronic’ or ‘neglected’ if it has been untreated for four or more weeks. PT management for all Achilles ruptures is to gain Plantarflexion (PF) strength, ankle ROM, and decrease scar tissue. Neglected ruptures increase scar tissue formation, causing delay in regaining functional strength and mobility. Decreased strength and mobility can lead to gait impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Literature is limited on best therapy for neglected Achilles tendon ruptures. The purpose of this case report was to add to the literature pertaining to neglected Achilles tendon ruptures and to report upon the outcomes of physical therapy on a patient with severe compensatory gait patterns secondary to a neglected Achilles tendon rupture.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Glikman, Jason, "The Use Of Manual Therapy And Strengthening Exercises To Improve Plantarflexion Strength And Mobility Following Achilles Tendon Repair: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 50.