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Early mobilization vs immobilization after Achilles tendon repair: Recovery & satisfaction

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January 2016

Early mobilization vs immobilization after Achilles tendon repair: Recovery & satisfaction

Vol: 5| Issue: 1| Number:83| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Early functional rehabilitation or cast immobilisation for the postoperative management of acute Achilles tendon rupture? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Br J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;49(20):1329-35

Contributing Authors:
R McCormack J Bovard

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Synopsis

10 randomized controlled trials comparing early mobilization (bracing) and immobilization (casting) protocols after Achilles tendon repair were included in this meta-analysis. The pooled results of the included studies demonstrated no significant differences between protocols in the incidence of or the time to, return to employment and return to pre-injury sporting level. There was also no signifi...

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