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The Achilles tendon is the most frequently ruptured tendon in the body and rupture most commonly occurs in men ages 30-50. Operative repair has more complications, but lower re-rupture rate, than non-operative management. Early weight-bearing after surgery has been shown to be beneficial. Hip weakness has been associated with lower extremity conditions such as gait deviations, ankle sprains, and knee instability. Previous research has found that individuals with Achilles tendinopathy have hip muscle weakness compared to controls. There is a lack of literature assessing the effect of using a hip strengthening protocol following Achilles repair. The purpose of this case report was to describe a comprehensive hip strengthening protocol for a patient following a left Achilles tendon repair whose rehab was complicated by a right proximal humerus fracture.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Morris, Matthew, "A Hip Strengthening Protocol For A Patient Following Achilles Repair: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 156.