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