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JBJS Podcast

74. Achilles Tendon Rupture in Professional Athletes (with special guest Ned Amendola, MD)

Marc and Mo are joined by special guest Ned Amendola, MD, in a discussion on the state of the science related to the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture, with a specific focus on recent injuries among high-profile professional athletes. Links: • Ochen Y, Beks RB, van Heijl M, Hietbrink F, Leenen LPH, van der Velde D, Heng M, van der Meijden O, Groenwold RHH, Houwert RM. Operative treatment versus nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2019 Jan 7;364:k5120. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k5120. PMID: 30617123; PMCID: PMC6322065. Subspecialties: • Foot & Ankle • Orthopaedic Essentials • Rehabilitation • Sports Medicine • Trauma Keywords: Orthopaedics, orthopedics, JBJS, OrthoEvidence, NFL, NBA, CFL, Aaron Rodgers, Kevin Durant, rehabilitation, rehab, nonoperative treatment, operative treatment, minimally invasive surgery, tendon remodeling, return to sport, complications, turf, FHL transfer, synthetic augmentation

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