Repair of Achilles tendon rupture reduces soleus atrophy compared to nonoperative treatment
Repair of Achilles tendon rupture reduces soleus atrophy at 18-month follow-up when compared to nonoperative treatmentAm J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1395-1404
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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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