Study: Early loading improves mechanical properties of healing Achilles tendons

Researchers found patients had increased mechanical properties of tendon healing with early tensional loading after repair surgery for Achilles tendon rupture compared to patients completely immobilized in a cast postoperatively. “Despite the fact that both groups were allowed full weightbearing on their injured leg, the group with early tensional loading showed a higher modulus of elasticity.

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Study: Early loading improves mechanical properties of healing Achilles tendons

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