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ACE Report #4957
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

ISAKOS: Achilles tendon rupture: No increase in re-rupture in non-operative treatment

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative vs. Non-Operative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Debate Continues

Contributing Authors: Y Kaplan M Adumim

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


12 studies evaluating a total of 1074 patients suffering from acute Achilles tendon ruptures were included in this analysis, comparing operative and non-operative treatment. Results indicated there is no increase in the incidence of re-rupture with non-operative treatment. In addition, it was also noted that the use of functional walking boots provided better results than closed casts following tr...

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