Reduced complication rate & similar function with minimally invasive vs. open Achilles tendon repair
Minimally Invasive Versus Open Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: Meta-Analysis Showing Reduced Complications, with Similar Outcomes, After Minimally Invasive SurgeryJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Nov 21;100(22):1969-1981. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01364
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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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