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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2021; 12(4): 207-213
Published online Apr 18, 2021. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v12.i4.207
Fracture of ossified Achilles tendons: A review of cases
Hisatoshi Ishikura, Naoshi Fukui, Mitsuyasu Iwasawa, Satoru Ohashi, Takeyuki Tanaka, Sakae Tanaka
Hisatoshi Ishikura, Takeyuki Tanaka, Sakae Tanaka, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Naoshi Fukui, Mitsuyasu Iwasawa, Satoru Ohashi, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Sagamihara Hospital, Sagamihara 252-0392, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Author contributions: Ishikura H wrote the paper; Fukui N, Iwasawa M, Ohashi S, Tanaka T and Tanaka S collected the previous reports; all authors made the revisions for the first draft and also approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Hisatoshi Ishikura, MD, Doctor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-8655, Bunkyo-ku, Japan.
Received: January 2, 2021
Peer-review started: January 2, 2021
First decision: January 18, 2021
Revised: January 27, 2021
Accepted: March 8, 2021
Article in press: March 8, 2021
Published online: April 18, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: This review paper aims to provide an overview of the fracture of an ossification of the Achilles tendon. This fracture is distinct in that it occurs with minimal or no triggers. Nonoperative treatments may offer acceptable results for the elderly; however, surgeries should be recommended in younger patients. Following excision of the fractured mass, repairing the tendon is only applicable if the remnant is enough. If there is a defect after the excision, reconstruction with autografts or adjacent tendon transfer is performed. Various kinds of tissues are used for the reconstruction. Treated properly, the functional result will be satisfactory.