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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6077
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

AAOS: Operative versus nonoperative management of Achilles tendon ruptures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Management of acute Achilles tendon rupture: a meta-analysis of outcomes

Contributing Authors: C Menakaya R Malhotra M Shah H Ingoe T Boddice JM Bland M Mohsen

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Synopsis

Seven randomized controlled trials evaluating operative and nonoperative management of Achilles tendon ruptures were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose was to determine if the two treatment options differed in functional outcome over 2 years postintervention. The results indicated that while functional outcome was significantly better following surgery at 3 months, there was no significan...

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