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ACE Report #3459
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Early functional protocol for Achilles tendon rupture improves patient satisfaction

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Postoperative rehabilitation protocols for Achilles tendon ruptures: a meta-analysis.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr;445:216-21

Contributing Authors: AA Suchak C Spooner DC Reid NM Jomha

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This meta-analysis identified 6 prospective controlled trials that compared an early functional rehabilitation protocol to traditional immobilization methods in the post-operative rehabilitation of surgically repaired Achilles tendon ruptures. A total of 315 patients were identified from these studies (156 in immobilization group and 159 in early functional group). The results from this analysis i...

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