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Volume:1 Issue:3 Number:167 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #81
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Achilles tendon rupture: Comparing the 1-year results of surgical vs nonsurgical treatment


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Acute achilles tendon rupture: A randomized, controlled study comparing surgical and nonsurgical treatments using validated outcome measures

Am J Sports Med. 2010 Nov;38(11):2186-93.

Contributing Authors: K Nilsson-Helander KG Silbernagel R Thomee E Faxen N Olsson BI Eriksson J Karlsson

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Synopsis

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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