Fascial flap augmentation in Achilles repair provides no additional long-term benefit
Augmented Compared with Nonaugmented Surgical Repair After Total Achilles Rupture: Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial with Thirteen or More Years of Follow-upJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jan 20;98(2):85-92
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60 patients with complete acute Achilles tendon ruptures were randomized to undergo surgical repair either with or without a supplemental gastrocnemius aponeurosis flap. The present report outlined the long-term outcomes of a study investigating whether the fascial flap would provide additional benefits in calf muscle strength recovery and other clinical outcomes. The findings indicated that the t...
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