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Fascial flap augmentation in Achilles repair provides no additional long-term benefit

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May 2016

Fascial flap augmentation in Achilles repair provides no additional long-term benefit

Vol: 5| Issue: 5| Number:4| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Augmented Compared with Nonaugmented Surgical Repair After Total Achilles Rupture: Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial with Thirteen or More Years of Follow-up

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jan 20;98(2):85-92

Contributing Authors:
J Heikkinen I Lantto T Flinkkilä P Ohtonen A Pajala P Siira J Leppilahti

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Synopsis

60 patients with complete acute Achilles tendon ruptures were randomized to undergo surgical repair either with or without a supplemental gastrocnemius aponeurosis flap. The present report outlined the long-term outcomes of a study investigating whether the fascial flap would provide additional benefits in calf muscle strength recovery and other clinical outcomes. The findings indicated that the t...

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