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Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the usefulness and limitations of using Z-shortening repair in Achilles tendinopathy versus other techniques, such as end-to-end repairs.
  2. Interpret the basic pathophysiology of tendinopathy and the related clinical exam findings that would suggest an elongated Achilles tendon.
  3. Assess a patient with Achilles tendinopathy for suitability in using the modified Z-shortening technique to repair their pathology.
Price: $10.00


  • ACCME 1.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: TFAS0319
Published: March 2019
Expires: 2/28/2021
Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: Alexander Stathakis, BSc, Cai Wadden, MD, FRCS(C), and Mark Glazebrook, MSc, PhD, Dip Sports Med, MD, FRCS(C)
Specialties: Orthopedics, Podiatry, Surgery