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ACE Report #10802
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Reduced complication rate & similar function with minimally invasive vs. open Achilles tendon repair

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Minimally Invasive Versus Open Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: Meta-Analysis Showing Reduced Complications, with Similar Outcomes, After Minimally Invasive Surgery

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Nov 21;100(22):1969-1981. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01364

Contributing Authors: A Amendola A Grassi K Samuelsson

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8 randomized controlled trials were selected for this meta-analysis, which sought to compare postoperative outcome between minimally invasive percutaneous repair (MIS) and open repair in treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures. Pooled analyses which demonstrated a significant difference between methods included American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores, incidence of superficial infe...

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