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ACE Report #12056
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

4.5 yr functional outcomes with early weight-bearing in non-operative treatment of Achilles ruptures


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Early weight-bearing in nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture did not influence mid-term outcome: a blinded, randomised controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Sep;27(9):2781-2788.

Contributing Authors: R Kastoft J Bencke MB Speedtsberg JO Penny K Barfod

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Synopsis

Previous studies have established the success of non-operative treatment following Achilles tendon rupture. 37/60 patients were analyzed in this follow-up study comparing an early weight-bearing protocol to standard weight-bearing protocol during dynamic rehabilitative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The primary outcome of interest was the Achilles Tendon Rupture Score (ATRS). Seconda...

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