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Injuries to muscle–tendon units 

Injuries to muscle–tendon units
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Injuries to muscle–tendon units
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S.D. Deo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012020
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date: 13 December 2019

Most injuries at junction of muscle and tendon

Early gentle movement best for recovery

Tendon heals more slowly than muscle

Surgery may include direct repair or more complex procedures e.g. lengthening/augmentation

Minimally invasive procedures often best e.g. Achilles tendon.

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