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Volume:5 Issue:12 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #9909
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Repair of Achilles tendon rupture reduces soleus atrophy compared to nonoperative treatment


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

Repair of Achilles tendon rupture reduces soleus atrophy at 18-month follow-up when compared to nonoperative treatment

Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1395-1404

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

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Synopsis

60 patients with a complete Achilles tendon rupture were randomized to either surgical repair or nonoperative treatment with immobilization followed by rehabilitation. Patients were assessed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for calf muscle volume, fatty degradation of the soleus and medial and lateral gastrocnemius, and Achilles tendon length. The only significant difference between groups in m...

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