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Isolated gastrocnemius recession offers sustained pain relief for chronic Achilles' tendinopathy

March 2, 2015

Patients with chronic Achilles’ tendinopathy experienced significant and sustained pain relief after isolated gastrocnemius recession, according to recently published data.

Researchers used a VAS to assess pain in 13 patients with unilateral Achilles’ tendinopathy who received a gastrocnemius recession and 10 matched-control participants. Additionally, the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure to evaluate patient-reported function in activities of daily living and sports. The researchers also asked patients about their satisfaction with the results of the gastrocnemius recession and assessed ankle plantar flexion peak torque at 60° per second and 120° per second. Limb symmetry and strength differences were assessed between the groups using appropriate t-tests.

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