HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Lengthening achilles tendon reduces recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers

for six weeks to heal.

After seven months, the group that received Achilles tendon lengthening surgery was 75 percent less likely to have an ulcer recurrence than the group who received only a cast; at two years, they were 52 percent less likely to have a returning ulcer.

"Lengthening the tendon causes some weakness in the calf muscles, which can cause unsteadiness, but can be improved with calf strengthening exercises," Johnson says. "Patients also must be cautioned about increased stress on their heel. Nonetheless, we believe the procedure is useful in preventing ulcer recurrence in patients at high risk for skin breakdown and foot amputation."


'"/>

Contact: Nicole Vines
vinesn@msnotes.wustl.edu
314-286-0105
Washington University School of Medicine
31-Jul-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hip cartilage is newest achilles heel for golfers
2. Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
3. Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
4. Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinsons disease
5. Breast cancer treatment reduces risk of heart disease
6. Carrot component reduces cancer risk
7. Sex hormone metabolite reduces stress, anxiety in female rats
8. Sunlight reduces risk of lymph gland cancer
9. Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men
10. Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study
11. Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The ... to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive ... 10th Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international Light ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... SPRINGS, Miss. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 ... ... Plus (GCPP) recently donated 1,400 N95 face masks to medical first responders across ... has continued to make donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... MARLBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 ... ... the leading cloud-based business management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of ... telehealth, healthcare professionals can start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 ... ... providers of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today ... serving the community of Beaumont, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... Hawaii (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with ... people on the planet are in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, ... Right now, a solution is timely when most people on the planet are experiencing a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Neil ... serve as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and committee chair of the ... Way is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that fights for the education, health, and ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Breast and ovarian cancers are common ... About 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) and 10% of ovarian ... BRCA2 genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s Excellence Genetic Testing Program. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... today announced that they have invested $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups ... with the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). , The competition was part of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: