Achilles tendon rupture: surgical versus non-surgical treatment.

  title={Achilles tendon rupture: surgical versus non-surgical treatment.},
  author={Richard M Lynch},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  volume={12 3},
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the treatment method of choice for Achilles tendon rupture, which results in the most favourable functional outcome. METHODS A comprehensive literature search was performed to retrieve relevant English language articles comparing surgical with non-surgical treatment. RESULTS The literature search identified five prospective randomised controlled trials, three of which compare surgical with non-surgical treatment, one which compares functional early mobilisation with… CONTINUE READING