Achilles tendon rupture: Comparing the 1-year results of surgical vs nonsurgical treatment
Acute achilles tendon rupture: A randomized, controlled study comparing surgical and nonsurgical treatments using validated outcome measuresAm J Sports Med. 2010 Nov;38(11):2186-93.
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97 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to have their injury treated either surgically or nonsurgically within 72 hours of the injury. A standardized rehabilitation was followed in all patients. The results with 12 month follow-up did not show a statistically significant difference between the two groups in re-rupture rates, clinical examinations, and functional scores.
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