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for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Patient should be splinted with the foot pointing down (equinus)
3)Non-weight bearing
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit None
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1)Many achilles tendon ruptures can be treated surgically.
2)Final operative decision is made on an individual patient's health and needs.
Appointment Timeframe Within 1 week
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-998-6541
Clinic Location Sites Ann Arbor - South Main Orthopedics
UM Consulting Physician James Robert Holmes MD
Todd Andrew Irwin MD
Revised on: 01/14/2015