A narrative review of Achilles tendon ruptures in racket sports

  • Elin Larsson The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
  • Annelie Brorsson The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University; IFK Kliniken Rehab, Gothenburg
  • Michael R. Carmont The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University; The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire, United Kingdom
  • Martin Fahlström Department of Clinical Sciences, Professional Development, Umeå University
  • Eva Zeisig Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics, Umeå University
  • Katarina Nilsson-Helander The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
Keywords: Achilles tendon ruptures, ATR, Racket Sports, Badminton, Tennis, Padel, Sports Injuries

Abstract

This review aims to enlighten the existing research about Achilles tendon ruptures (ATR) in racket sports. Further, this review will also include the acute management, rehabilitation, treatment and prognosis of an ATR. ATR is a common injury among individuals playing racket sports. However, the literature is limited and not up to date. Previous research claims that up to 70 percent of all ATR is related to sports activities where racket sports dominate. A large number of patients sustaining an ATR return to sport within a year from injury. 

Author Biographies

Elin Larsson, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University

MD, PhD-student, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University

Annelie Brorsson, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University; IFK Kliniken Rehab, Gothenburg

Physiotherapist, PhD, IFK Kliniken Rehab, Gothenburg, Sweden, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Michael R. Carmont, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University; The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire, United Kingdom

MD, PhD, The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire, United Kingdom. The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Martin Fahlström, Department of Clinical Sciences, Professional Development, Umeå University

MD, professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Professional Development, Umeå University

Eva Zeisig, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics, Umeå University

MD, PhD, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics, Umeå University, Sweden

Katarina Nilsson-Helander, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University

MD, Associate professor, The Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden

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Published
2022-05-05
How to Cite
Larsson, E., Brorsson, A., Carmont, M. R., Fahlström, M., Zeisig, E., & Nilsson-Helander, K. (2022). A narrative review of Achilles tendon ruptures in racket sports. International Journal of Racket Sports Science, 4(1). Retrieved from https://journal.racketsportscience.org/index.php/ijrss/article/view/66