Operative treatment vs. non-operative treatment in Achilles tendon ruptures
Operative treatment versus nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures: systematic review and meta-analysis.BMJ. 2019 Jan 7;364:k5120.
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29 studies were included in this meta-analysis comparing operative and non-operative treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The primary outcome of interest was the rate of re-rupture. Secondary outcomes included the rate of complications, functional outcomes, time to return to sports and time to return to work. The results revealed a significantly lower rate of re-rupture, but a higher rate...
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