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BACKGROUND There is a need for a patient-relevant instrument to evaluate outcome after treatment in patients with a total Achilles tendon rupture. PURPOSE To develop and validate a new patient-reported instrument for measuring outcome after treatment for total Achilles tendon rupture. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 1. (More)
In patients with a chronic rupture or rerupture of the Achilles tendon, the recommended treatment is surgical. Various surgical techniques have been reported in the literature; however, the outcome is rarely evaluated with a sufficiently long follow-up, using appropriate end-points. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture. Few randomized controlled studies have compared outcomes after surgical or nonsurgical treatment with both groups receiving early mobilization. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to compare outcomes of patients with acute Achilles tendon(More)
The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) was developed because of the need for a reliable, valid and sensitive instrument to evaluate symptoms and their effects on physical activity in patients following either conservative or surgical management of an Achilles tendon rupture. Prior to using the score in larger randomized trial in an English-speaking(More)
The purpose of this prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate the long-term results after an acute Achilles tendon rupture in patients treated surgically or non-surgically. The focus was to evaluate whether any improvements occurred between the one and 2-year evaluation. Eighty-one patients (67 men, 14 women) with a mean (SD) age of 42 (9.1)(More)
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is common after lower limb injury, but the effect of prophylactic treatment has not been documented in large randomised trials or meta-analyses. As a result, evidence-based recommendations have not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients with Achilles tendon(More)
The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) is a questionnaire designed to evaluate pain, symptoms, function and physical activity after Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the ATRS into Turkish and to determine its reliability and validity. The ATRS was translated into Turkish in accordance with the(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures is still a subject of debate. Early loading of the tendon is a factor that has been shown to be beneficial to recovery and to minimize complications. The main outcome of previous studies has been complications such as reruptures and deep infections, without focusing on the functional(More)
Patellar tendinopathy is a common, painful, overuse disorder. Although many different treatment methods have been described, there is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for this condition. The purpose of this study was to systematically review, summarize, and compare treatments for patellar tendinopathy from published randomized controlled trials.(More)
Studies evaluating treatment effects on muscle function after an Achilles tendon rupture often use various tests for evaluating calf muscle strength. However, these tests rarely demonstrate the difference between treatment groups; therefore, new tests with a higher ability to detect possible differences in outcome are needed. The purpose of this study was(More)