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Volume:1 Issue:4 Number:55 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #2782
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Re-rupture risk of Achilles tendon higher with nonoperative than surgical treatment

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture Minimally Invasive Surgery Versus Nonoperative Treatment With Immediate Full Weightbearing- A Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2008 Sep;36(9):1688-94. Epub 2008 Jul 21

Contributing Authors: Roderick Metz Egbert-Jan M M Verleisdonk Geert J-M-G van der Heijden Geert-Jan Clevers Erik R Hammacher Michiel H J Verhofstad Christiaan van der Werken

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83 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to nonoperative treatment by functional bracing or minimally invasive surgical treatment followed by tape bandage. All patients were allowed full weightbearing during recovery period. A clinically important, but statistically insignificant difference in the risk of complications was observed in the rerupture rates, with minimally invas...

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