Conservative, minimally invasive and open surgical repair for management of acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon: a clinical and functional retrospective study.

@article{Maffulli2017ConservativeMI,
  title={Conservative, minimally invasive and open surgical repair for management of acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon: a clinical and functional retrospective study.},
  author={Gayle D. Maffulli and Angelo Del Buono and Paula J. Richards and Francesco Oliva and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          46-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND At present, it is unclear which is the best management for Achilles tendon rupture. PURPOSE We assess the clinical, functional and imaging outcomes of active patients undergoing 3 different types of management for acute subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon, including conservative cast immobilization, traditional open surgery and percutaneous repair. METHODS 26 active patients were managed for a rupture of the Achilles Tendon from January 2007 to March 2008. Anthropometric… CONTINUE READING

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