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Volume:7 Issue:2 Number:61 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10328
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Similar patient satisfaction and rerupture between augmented and nonaugmented Achilles tendon repair


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Augmented Versus Nonaugmented Repair of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jun;46(7):1767-1772

Contributing Authors: C Zhang Q Wang XJ Lin YJ Zhang

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Synopsis

Four randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing outcomes following augmented and nonaugment Achilles tendon repair following rupture. Pooled analyses on patient satisfaction, rerupture rate, and infection rate all demonstrated no statistically significant differences between augmented Achilles tendon repair and nonaugmented Achilles tendon repair.

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