Saxena A, Hofer D., J Foot Ankle Surg. pii: S1067-2516(17)30536-7. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.08.023. [Epub ahead of print], 2017 Nov 16
We present a case report with 1-year follow-up data of a 57-year-old male soccer referee who had sustained an acute triple Achilles tendon rupture injury during a game.
His triple Achilles tendon rupture consisted of a rupture of the proximal watershed region, a rupture of the main body (mid-watershed area), and an avulsion-type rupture of insertional calcific tendinosis.
The patient was treated surgically with primary repair of the tendon, including tenodesis with anchors.
Postoperative treatment included non-weightbearing for 4 weeks and protected weightbearing until 10 weeks postoperative, followed by formal physical therapy, which incorporated an "antigravity" treadmill.
The patient was able to return to full activity after 26 weeks, including running and refereeing, without limitations.