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Volume:4 Issue:12 Number:41 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #9206
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Effect of early post‑op physical rehabilitation for neglected Achilles tendon rupture


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

Clinical outcome of exercise therapy and early post‑operative rehabilitation for treatment of neglected Achilles tendon rupture

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jul;24(7):2148-55.

Contributing Authors: J Jielile A Badalihan B Qianman T Satewalede J Wuerliebieke M Kelamu A Jialihasi

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Synopsis

57 patients surgically treated for neglected Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to receive either early physical rehabilitation or conventional postoperative cast immobilization. The purpose of this study was to compare improvements in clinical outcomes (assessed with the Leppilahti scoring system), calf nerve response, and volume regeneration of the ruptured tendon over a two-year follow-up ...

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