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Volume:9 Issue:8 Number:5 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #12291
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Comparing Open 'Crown' Repair vs Percutaneous Bunnell Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures

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OrthoEvidence. Comparing Open 'Crown' Repair vs Percutaneous Bunnell Repair for Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures. ACE Report. 2020;9(8):5. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12291

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Outcomes of open ""crown"" type v. percutaneous Bunnell type repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Randomized control study.

Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jul;26(5):580-584

Contributing Authors: A Makulavičius G Mazarevičius M Klinga M Urmanavičius P Masionis XM Oliva V Uvarovas N Porvaneckas

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One hundred patients with acute Achilles tendon ruptures were randomized into either receiving an open 'crown' type Achilles tendon repair or a percutaneous Bunnell type Achilles tendon repair. The primary outcome consisted of measuring the Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) at a mean follow-up of 27 months. The secondary outcomes included the following: patient satisfaction on a Visual An...

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