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ACE Report #7675
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Impact of early weightbearing in conservative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Nonoperative, Dynamic Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: Influence of Early Weightbearing on Biomechanical Properties of the Plantar Flexor Muscle–Tendon Complexd A Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Mar-Apr;54(2):220-6.

Contributing Authors: KW Barfod J Bencke HB Lauridsen C Dippmann L Ebskov A Troelsen

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Synopsis

60 patients diagnosed with acute Achilles tendon rupture and conservatively treated through early mobilization and were randomized to undergo either early weightbearing or non-weightbearing protocols. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a weightbearing protocol on the recovery of ankle biomechanics when compared to a non-weightbearing protocol. Passive tension in the plantar fl...

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