Achilles Tendon Ruptures in teenagers involved in elite gymnastics.

William Ribbans, Phillip Henman, William Bliss

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    Abstract

    Background: Acute Achilles ruptures are regarded as very rare in the under 20 years’ old age group.

    Material and Methods: Four teenage elite gymnasts with five acute Achilles tendon ruptures are presented. The mean age at rupture was 18 years and 7 months. Three athletes were female and one male. Each was involved in high-level Gymnastics and underwent prompt open repair followed by an accelerated rehabilitation programme. Additionally a review of the literature in this area is presented.

    Results: Each Gymnast returned to the same level and beyond following successful surgery and rehabilitation.

    Conclusions: Teenagers do sustain Achilles ruptures but appropriate management can allow them to pursue high levels of sporting attainment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)375-379
    Number of pages5
    JournalSports Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    Early online date20 Oct 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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    Keywords

    • Achiiles Tendon
    • Achilles Rupture
    • Orthopaedics
    • Surgery
    • Gymnastics

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    Ribbans, William ; Henman, Phillip ; Bliss, William. / Achilles Tendon Ruptures in teenagers involved in elite gymnastics. In: Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2016 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 375-379.
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