Outcome of surgical management of ruptured Achilles tendon

  • Balakrishnan M Acharya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Pramod Devkota Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Amrit Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Abhishek Kumar Thakur Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Toya Raj Bhatta Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Bidur Gyawali Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
Keywords: Achilles tendon rupture, American Orthopedic foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS)

Abstract

Introductions: The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture has been increasing worldwide. The optimal management of this problem is controversial but the surgical intervention is being applied widely.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed patients who had Achilles tendon (AT) rupture treated surgically at Patan Academy of Health Sciences from January 2010 to December 2015. Functional outcome assessment of ankle was done by using American Orthopedic foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS).

Results: Total 71 patients (male 45, female 26) had surgery for AT, 38 right and 33 left side. The mean age of the patient was 36.14 years (range 18-67 years). The mean AOFAS score was 83.32 (range 75-93) after first year follow up and 90.36 (range 80-99) after second year, difference was statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusions: The study showed high AOFAS score for surgical management of ruptured Achilles tendon.

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Author Biographies

Balakrishnan M Acharya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Pramod Devkota, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Amrit Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Abhishek Kumar Thakur, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Toya Raj Bhatta, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Bidur Gyawali, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Acharya, B., Devkota, P., Shrestha, A., Thakur, A., Bhatta, T., & Gyawali, B. (2018). Outcome of surgical management of ruptured Achilles tendon. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 5(2), 18-22. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v5i2.23986
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General Section: Original Articles