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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #9126
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Mobilization vs. immobilization rehabilitation after an acute Achilles tendon rupture


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Functional rehabilitation of patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture: a meta-analysis of current evidence

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jun;24(6):1852-9

Contributing Authors: T Mark-Christensen A Troelsen T Kallemose KW Barfod

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Synopsis

7 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this meta-analysis comparing functional mobilization and immobilization rehabilitation techniques for patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of controlled early motion (n=3 RCTs), controlled early weight-bearing (n=1 RCT), and the combined effect of controlled early motio...

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