Re-rupture risk of Achilles tendon higher with nonoperative than surgical treatment
Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture Minimally Invasive Surgery Versus Nonoperative Treatment With Immediate Full Weightbearing- A Randomized Controlled TrialAm J Sports Med. 2008 Sep;36(9):1688-94. Epub 2008 Jul 21
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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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