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Volume:1 Issue:6 Number:43 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #845
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Comparable outcomes in early motion rehab for Achilles tendon rupture with/without surgery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Early Motion for Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Is Surgery Important? A Randomized, Prospective Study

Am J Sports Med. 2007 Dec;35(12):2033-8. Epub 2007 Sep 20

Contributing Authors: BC Twaddle P Poon

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Synopsis

50 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to one of two groups for treatment. The first group underwent surgical treatment with early motion rehabilitation, while the second group underwent nonsurgical treatment with early motion rehabilitation. The primary outcome was function and occurrence of re-ruptures. Findings indicated comparable improvements in functional results and ...

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