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ACE Report #9297
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Similar reported function, greater calf strength with repair vs rehab for Achilles tear


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

A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatments of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Am J Sports Med. 2016 Sep;44(9):2406-14

Contributing Authors: I Lantto J Heikkinen T Flinkkila P Ohtonen P Siira V Laine J Leppilahti

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Synopsis

60 patients with a complete Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to either open repair with a Krackow stitch followed by standardized rehabilitation or nonoperative treatment with standardized rehabilitation alone. The purpose of this study was to compare results on the Leppilahti score, calf strength, health-related quality of life and re-rupture rate between groups over an 18-month follow-up....

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