Outcome following surgical repair of achilles tendon rupture and comparison between post-operative tibiotarsal immobilization methods in dogs: 28 cases (1997-2004)

C. Nielsen, G. E. Pluhar

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture in dogs is generally associated with a favourable outcome, although the recovery time to best function is relatively long at 20.2 weeks. Dogs with injuries of less than 21 days duration may have a better functional outcome. When comparing external fixator application to splint or cost management, initial tibiotarsal immobilization method does not significantly affect the complication rate, duration of immobilization, recovery time, or functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume19
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 8 2006

Keywords

  • Achilles tendon
  • Joint immobilization
  • Surgery - tendon

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