Achilles tendon injury: assessment and management in the emergency department
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Achilles tendon injury: assessment and management in the emergency department

John Kerr Senior charge nurse, A&E department, St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, London

Effective diagnosis, assessment and management of patients with Achilles tendon injury are needed to ensure that future dysfunction of the foot is minimised, says JOHN KERR

The Achilles tendon is the largest, thickest and strongest tendon in the body. Nevertheless, it is vulnerable to injury in several ways.

Emergency Nurse. 13, 2, 32-38. doi: 10.7748/en2005.05.13.2.32.c1186

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