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Volume:3 Issue:6 Number:9 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #7730
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Achilles tendon repair: Recovery rate improved with early weightbearing

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Rehabilitation Regimen After Surgical Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Apr;43(4):1008-16

Contributing Authors: J Huang C Wang X Ma X Wang C Zhang L Chen

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9 studies (6 randomized controlled trials (RCT) and 3 quasi-randomized trials) with a total of 402 patients were included in this analysis to identify and analyze postoperative rehabilitation methods following Achilles tendon (AT) repair. Two early postoperative function rehabilitation regimens (within 2 weeks after AT repair) were compared to immobilization after AT repair: early weightbearing wi...

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