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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #11229
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Operative treatment vs. non-operative treatment in Achilles tendon ruptures


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative treatment versus nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures: systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMJ. 2019 Jan 7;364:k5120.

Contributing Authors: O Van Der Meijden RM Houwert M Van Heijl LP Leenen F Hietbrink RB Beks Y Ochen D van der Velde RHH Groenwold M Heng

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Synopsis

29 studies were included in this meta-analysis comparing operative and non-operative treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The primary outcome of interest was the rate of re-rupture. Secondary outcomes included the rate of complications, functional outcomes, time to return to sports and time to return to work. The results revealed a significantly lower rate of re-rupture, but a higher rate...

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