Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Insertion - Current Concepts


Contributing Authors:

James D. Calder
Jón Karlsson
Nicola Maffulli
Hajo Thermann
C. Niek van Dijk

Paul W. Ackermann, Nihal Apaydin, Murat Bozkurt, Daniel K.I. Bring, James D. Calder, Mike Carmont, Niel P.Davis, Rupinderbir S. Deol, C. Niek van Dijk, Brian G. Donley, Gürhan Dönmez, Mahmut N. Doral, Mark E. Easley, John P. Furia, Peter Gerbino, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Jeremiah C. Healy, Jörg Jerosch, Jón Karlsson, Justin C. Lee, Umile G. Longo, Nicola Maffulli, Peter Malliaras, Adam Mitchell, James A. Nunley, Vinod K. Panchbhavi, Christopher J. Pearce, Mikel L. Reilingh, Jan D. Rompe, Alex Scott, Chen Shiyi, Maayke van Sterkenburg, Peter Struijs, Hajo Thermann, David Thordarson, Egemen Turhan, Victor Valderrabano, Inge C.M. van Eekeren, Joseph C. Vineyard, Johannes I. Wiegerinck, Hua Yinghui


This is the third production in the series of consensus books on Achilles tendon pathology.
Insertional problems of the Achilles tendon can be divided into insertional Achilles tendinopathy (with or without calcification), retrocalcaneal bursitis, superficial calcaneal bursitis and, in children, calcaneal apophysitis. These different pathologies have caused confusion in the literature, hence, this book starts with a chapter on the terminology used in this work. The cause of these different pathologies is multifactorial, but several may co-exist in some patients due to the close anatomical relation. Given the complex pathophysiology, different treatment strategies have been developed, resulting in no single treatment being considered the gold standard for any of the insertional Achilles pathologies. Evaluating current treatments and planning possible future treatment therefore remains important.
In collaboration with world leaders in this field, The Achilles Tendon Study Group (ATSG) has reviewed the available literature to provide a balanced consensus on the scope of insertional Achilles tendon problems.
Some chapters may be controversial, as their content may be based on limited clinical evidence. These chapters were nonetheless included to promote debate and force discussion to emphasise the present state of affairs and promote future studies of this controversial subject.

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