During the recovery phase after the repair of an Achilles tendon rupture the calf muscular function determines the recovery time of the Achilles tendon. Tensiomyography(TMG) is a non-invasive diagnostic method for skeletal muscular contractile properties based on displacement of the muscle belly and contraction time through electrical stimulation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the recovery process of calf muscular function in relation to Achilles tendon repair. TMG can be used to evaluate the calf muscular function of the recovery phase of an Achilles tendon surgery and can also be used to indirectly evaluate the function of Achilles tendon and ipsilateral or bilateral muscular symmetries. It would be especially helpful for rehabilitation of weakened muscles, for operational methods and in use as one of the criteria of return to play.
Bae, Sang - won
"EVALUATION OF CALF MUSCULAR FUNCTION DURING THE RECOVERY PHASE AFTER THE REPAIR OF AN ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 118.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/118