AAOS: Operative versus nonoperative management of Achilles tendon ruptures
Management of acute Achilles tendon rupture: a meta-analysis of outcomes
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Seven randomized controlled trials evaluating operative and nonoperative management of Achilles tendon ruptures were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose was to determine if the two treatment options differed in functional outcome over 2 years postintervention. The results indicated that while functional outcome was significantly better following surgery at 3 months, there was no significan...
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