Augmented surgical repair of a fresh total Achilles tendon rupture is unnecessary
Vol: 2| Issue: 3| Number:169| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Augmented Compared with Nonaugmented Surgical Repair of a Fresh Total Achilles Tendon RuptureJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 May;91(5):1092-100
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60 patients with acute Achilles tendon ruptures were randomized to receive end-to-end suture repair via an augmented or non-augmented method. The purpose of this study was to establish if augmentation of end-to-end suture repair was necessary. Following assessments over a 12 month period, the results from this trial indicated that non-augmented Achilles tendon repair provided similar clinical outc...
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