Analytical and Functional Evaluation of Recovery Following Acute Rupture of the Achilles Tendon and Surgical Repair in Young Patients (ACHILLE)
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Acute rupture of the Achilles tendon is a very frequent sports injury. Surgical repair is the usual treatment in young subjects, and although the optimal technique is still a matter of debate, conventional surgery with a direct approach is still the reference technique in young sportsmen and women. Studies investigating the evolution of ankle muscle strength following surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon are rare, even though it is a crucial criterion to determine the possibility of returning to the sport. This project thus proposes to study, in comparison with the healthy ankle:(1) the evolution of muscle strength in the flexors/extensors and invertors/evertors of the injured ankle, evaluated using an isokinetic dynamometer, and (2) the evolution of stabilometry parameters, at 6 months, then at 12 months, following surgery for acute unilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon, operated on using the conventional technique in young sportsmen and women and in comparison with the healthy side.
Condition or disease
Acute Unilateral Rupture of the Achilles Tendon
Other: QuestionnaireOther: Static stabilometryOther: Isokinetic test
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 45 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients followed at the Convalescence and Rehabilitation Unit of Dijon CHU
persons informed about the research
sportsmen and women (competition or leisure, practiced > 3h/week)
Between 18 and 45 years old
First episode of acute traumatic unilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon
Open surgery in the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department of Dijon University Hospital
Identical post-operative immobilisation programme for 6 weeks
Absence of major post-operative complications delaying the rehabilitation
persons without national health insurance cover
concomitant joint disease that could be aggravated by the tests
heart disease/contra-indication to effort required during the isokinetic test
management other than open surgery (orthopaedic, functional, percutaneous surgery, …)
Rupture of the contralateral tendon
Contra-indication for the use of the Biodex S4 pro