Intermediate Learning Pathway: Achilles Tendon – Lengthening, Ruptures, Tendonosis(itis)

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Assess various surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches.
  • Review and understand the various treatment options for Achilles Tendon repair.
  • Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the Achilles.
  • Take away important tips and pearls gleaned form case presentations.
  • Learn about best practices to achieve optimal outcomes and prevent complications.

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Day 1:

Clinical Sessions:

Surgical Technique Videos:

Podcasts:

Achilles Tendinopathy

E-Book Chapters:

 JFAS Articles:

Day 2:
 

Clinical Sessions:

Surgical Technique Videos:

Podcasts:
Management of the Chronic Achilles - Insertional vs Non Insertional

E-Book Chapters:

Trauma of the Foot and Ankle e-Book
Chapter 4 – Acute Achilles Rupture

JFAS Articles:

Day 3:

Clinical Sessions:

Surgical Technique Videos:

Podcasts:

Effect of Early Rehabilitation and Weight Bearing on Tendon and Bone Healing

E-Book Chapters:
Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle e-Book

Chapter 12 – Achilles Insertional Tendinopathy

JFAS Articles:


The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).

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