Lengthening the Achilles tendon might reduce foot ulcer risk

02/5/2013 | News-Medical.Net

Adding a procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendon helped reduce the recurrence of diabetes-related ulcers of the forefoot and midfoot in a study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. However, excessive lengthening or rupture of the Achilles tendon increases the risk for difficult-to-treat heel ulcers, the researchers noted.

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