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Volume:10 Issue:1 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12840
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

No Benefit of Early Controlled Ankle Motion vs Immobilization for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture

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OrthoEvidence. No Benefit of Early Controlled Ankle Motion vs Immobilization for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture. ACE Report. 2021;10(1):4. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12840

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

Efficacy of early controlled motion of the ankle compared with immobilisation in non-operative treatment of patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture: an assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial

Br J Sports Med. 2020 Jun;54(12):719-724.

Contributing Authors: KW Barfod MS Hansen P Hölmich MT Kristensen A Troelsen

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One hundred and thirty patients with acute Achilles tendon ruptures were randomized to receive early controlled ankle motion during weeks 2 to 8 post-injury (n=68) or ankle immobilization during weeks 2 to 8 post-injury (p=62). The primary outcome of interest was the Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS). Secondary outcomes of interest included heel-rise work, tendon elongation, perimeter of ...

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